US Navy


Memorial Mission

Tanya Stoklosa
Plaque Presentation

US Navy Veteran

Buffalo, NY - 11/11/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

On 29 November 2021, Patriot Guard Riders stood in honor of the US Navy service of Tanya Stoklosa, who passed away on 22 November 2021 at the young age of 51.
At the time there was not enough military information to do a PGR Plaque. We have chosen Veteran's Day to follow up with the presentation.

Tanya served our nation for 9-1/2 years on active duty in the US Navy from 1990-1999. She had several Gulf War foreign deployments, and achieved the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class (E-5.) During her service, she earned the following awards: Navy Achievement Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars (3 Awards); Navy Good Conduct Medal w/1 Bronze Service Star (2 Awards); National Defense Service Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal w/1 Bronze Service Star (2 Awards); Humanitarian Service Medal; Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Navy & Marine Overseas Service Ribbon w/1 Bronze Service Star (2 Awards); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Govt. of Kuwait); Cold War Service Medal; and US Navy Honorable Discharge Pin.

Tanya was the proud daughter of US Army Corps of Engineers WWII Veteran Eugene J. Stoklosa, for whom we stood in honor on 19 October 2018.

Original PGRNY Mission posting:

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

11/11/2022 at 12:00pm

Staging Location:

Forest Lawn Cemetery Field of Valor
1990 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Don Becker - 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 will stand by with a respectful flag line for arrival of the family.
The plaque presentation is scheduled for 1:00 PM.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
Thank you for devoting your time to participate in presenting the PGR Plaque to the family of US Navy Hero Tanya Stoklosa.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1

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