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The family of U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran Patrick Edwin Mahany Jr. has invited us to stand a flag line during services, then escort Mr. Mahany to his final resting place.
Where / When:
Saturday July 18, 2015
His obituary reads, in part; “Patrick joined the Army in 1969 and graduated flight school in 1970. He served one tour in Vietnam from April 1970 to April 1971 where he flew 1200 combat hours. He was shot down three times and earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Once he returned from combat, he was stationed in Fort Knox until getting out of the military in 1974, and then joined again in 1975 for three years.”
“After his military career, Patrick worked a variety of flying jobs including private and personal pilot, flew men and equipment to offshore oil rigs in Gulf of Mexico, fought fires in California and Arizona, long lines school in Washington in 1981, transported oil explorers and scientists in Alaska, the Forest Service in Moab, Utah, Life Flight for Rocky Mountain Helicopters in Florida. He joined Flight for Life in June 1987 until September 1998, took a short break and returned December 1999 to present."
Patrick passed away with family at his side in Arizona and is being brought back to his home town of Hornell for interment.
Please bring a clean 3x5 American Flag and pay honor to this great hero and be prepared for any weather.
Thanks for all you do to honor our fallen heroes!!
Patriot Guard Riders of NY