Honor Mission
Eugene F. Buccella
Lackawanna, NY - 09/03/2020
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 WWII Veteran Eugene F. Buccella of South Buffalo, who passed away on 31 August 2020 at the age of 96.

Full military information is pending, but we know that Mr. Buccella served in the USAAF/AAC from June 1943 to February 1946, and was attached to the 56th Fighter Squadron, 54th Fighter Group. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal, and earned the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and WWII Victory Medal.

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Primary Staging Date: 09/03/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:00
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Staging Location: Holy Cross Cemetery - Holy Trinity Mausoleum
2900 South Park Avenue
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Lead Ride Captain: George Brown
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Flag Line for arrival of family and friends. Entombment Service with Military Honors at 11:00 AM.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American, US Army or USAF flag, and dress for the weather.

Please be prepared to comply with all current PGRNY and local requirements for social distancing and face covering.

Please consider participating in this Mission in Honor of WWII Veteran Eugene F Buccella, and in support of his proud and loving family.

PLEASE NOTE: While not part of this official Mission, be advised the calling hours for Mr. Buccella are Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 PM at Norman E. Gannon & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 1075 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218. You are invited to attend on your own.
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
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