Visit - Stephen J. Kent, Korean War Veteran
Williamsville, N.Y. - 02/29/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 1, Region 2|
|About the Mission:||The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to make a special visit to Korean War Veteran Stephen J. Kent. Mr. Kent's health is declining, and this will be an opportunity to thank and honor him for his Army combat service to our Nation while he is still with us.
Mr. Kent served 2 years active duty in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1952-1954, including 15 months service in Korea with Company C, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. Mr. Kent was Honorably Discharged on 11 September 1954 with the rank of Sergeant (E-5) and earned the following awards for his service: Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal-Korea, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
|Primary Staging Date:||02/29/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||12:30|
|AM or PM:||pm|
|Staging Location:||Jewish Federation Apartments
275 Essjay Road
|Lead Ride Captain:||Bob "Trip" Marien|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:|
|Special Information:||Gather together in the lobby at the main entrance to Jewish Federation Apartments.
Proceed to the upstairs common area for 1:00 PM SURPRISE visit to Mr. Kent and his friends.
We will thank Mr. Kent for his combat service to our Nation, and present him with a PGR Plaque.
Light refreshments will be available to all PGR members.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or U.S. Army flag.
This is a relatively short but very meaningful Mission. Please consider devoting a little time in appreciation and support of Stephen Kent.
|Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?||no|
|Submitted by:||Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1|