William W. Greene
and Fire Fighter
Conesus, NY - 01/07/2023
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission:
Patriot Guard Riders has been requested to stand in honor of the life and service of William W. Greene of Conesus, NY, who passed away on 25 December 2022 at the age of 97.
Mr. Greene served our nation for 2-1/2 years on active duty in the US Army from 1943-1946, with an Army MOS of 861-Surgical Technician. He had 18 months of sea service in the Pacific Theater of Operations, assigned to the Ships Complement aboard the US Army Transport Ship "Tabinta", and he was involved in the following campaigns: Bismark Archipelago, Luzon, Ryukyus, and Southern Philippines. Mr. Greene assisted in minor and major surgical operations and performed several minor operations in an emergency in support of our troops.
Mr. Greene was honorably discharged from active duty on 23 January 1946 with the rank of Corporal. He earned the following awards: Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 Campaign Stars; Philippine Liberation Medal; and WW-II Victory Medal.
Mr. Greene served the Conesus community in many ways throughout his life. He was a 79-year Lifetime member of the Conesus Fire Department, serving as a past Chief and longtime Fire Commissioner. Mr. Greene was a Lifetime member and past Commander of the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion Post No. 1779 in Conesus. In memory and honor of his son, Mr. Greene established and helped maintain the Town of Conesus Ricky Greene Memorial Park.
A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
01/07/2023 at 9:30 am
Conesus Fire Department
6073 South Livonia Road (Route 15)
(Across from Ricky Greene Memorial Park)
Conesus, NY 14435
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
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.
PGR will stand by in preparation for joining the Fire Department for the procession to the Arnold Cemetery, Elm Street, Conesus, for interment with Military Honors. Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, and dress for the weather. Large flags on your vehicle are encouraged and will be appreciated.
Thank you for devoting your time to help honor WWII and community Hero William W. Greene, and to support his loving and proud family.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
BM - 01/02; MER