William J. Renz, Sr.
US Marine Corps, US Air Force - WWII, Korean War Veteran
Batavia, N.Y. - 03/18/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 1, Region 2|
|About the Mission:||The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of the life and service of William J. Renz, Sr., who passed away on 12 March 2020.
Mr. Renz sneaked into the US Marine Corps at the age of 16 in December, 1946. When his age was discovered, he was Honorably Discharged in February 1947 with the rank of Private. Mr. Renz later enlisted in the US Air Force in July 1949, and served active duty for 3-1/2 years, including time in Korea. His Air Force Specialty was 60350-Senior Vehicle Operator. Mr. Renz was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Airman 2nd Class, and for his service to our Nation he earned the following: WW-II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal-Korea, and Carbine Marksman Badge.
|Primary Staging Date:||03/18/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||10:30|
|AM or PM:||am|
|UPDATED Staging Location:||Staging Location is changed:
No staging at Gilmartin Funeral Home.
Stage instead 10:30 AM directly at Saint Joseph's RC Church
303 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
|Lead Ride Captain:||Joe Joyce|
|UPDATED Special Information:||Flag Line for arrival of family
Followed by an escort to Saint Joseph's Cemetery Mausoleum for interment with Military Honors.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American, USMC or USAF flag, and dress for the weather.
Please consider participating in Honoring the Military service of William J. Renz, and to support his loving family.
|Submitted by:||Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1|