US Marines


Honor Mission

William J. Reitz

US Marine Corps
Gulf War Veteran

Pittsford, NY - 01/27/2023

***UPDATED 27 January 2023 - 11:58 hrs***
Primary Staging Time has been changed to
12:45 pm.  See updated info below


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Mr. William J. Reitz has requested Patriot Guard Riders to honor his life and service to America.  Mr. Reitz passed away January 21, 2023 at the age of 53 years old.

He was a Marine Corp veteran who served four years active duty, including the Gulf War during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Mr. Reitz was a Lance Corporal (E-3) with a specialty of 0811, Field Artillery Cannoneer.  For his service, Mr Reitz earned: Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ two bronze stars (3 awards), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon /w bronze star (2 awards), and Kuwait Liberation Medal.

Mr. Reitz's Obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:


01/27/2023 at 12:45 PM

Staging Location:

White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
Click here for map

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Forsyth - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

PGR Members will stage in the parking lot at the entrance to White Haven Memorial Park. We will form a flag line for the arrival of the family and mourners at the entrance to the cemetery. The family is expected to arrive between 1:30pm and 1:45pm.  PGR will process with the mourners to the chapel for Mr. Reitz's services which are to begin at 2:00pm. PGR Members will render honors with the US Marine Corps Honor Guard during services. Following services I expect we will do a group final salute after the family has left.

Come prepared with a clean US or Marine Corps Flag, and dress for the weather - current forecast is for low thirty degree temperatures and a small chance of precipitation.

Please come and honor Mr. Reitz's service to America and support his loving family in their time of grief.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

bruce forsyth

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