Honor Mission
George F. Demott, Jr.
US Army - Vietnam Veteran

Penfield NY - 09/04/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission:

The family of George F. Demott, Jr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his funeral services.  George, 74, passed on August 24, 2020.


A graduate of East High School, George was drafted on his 19th birthday by the U.S. Army, to serve during the Vietnam War. He was seriously injured in both arms and both legs during one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War, The Battle of Suoi Tre. George was a gunner during the three-hour Viet Cong attack, which is considered the “most catastrophic, single engagement defeat of the war,” as per the Presidential Unit Citation his unit earned for exemplary courage and professionalism. For his life-altering service, George was awarded three Purple Hearts. He also was bestowed New York State’s highest military honor, the prestigious Conspicuous Service Cross, issued to him by Gov. Mario Cuomo.


George was a founding member of The Coupes, twirling his sticks and keeping the groove going for 37 years as the band’s drummer. The Coupes performed along the East Coast and extensively in the Rochester area — where they are heralded as one of the most popular, longest-playing, and most-booked bands. Among The Coupes’ highlights are placing third at the Memphis Blues Festival and receiving airplay on HBO with their song “Tuff Life.” The outpouring of love from the Rochester music community has been deeply appreciated by George’s family.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in George's obituary, available for viewing online on the Falvo Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 09/04/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
43 Gebhardt Rd.
Penfield, NY  14526
  Lead Ride Captain: Bob Harder
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 585 802 2288
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: PGR members will form a flag line for the arrival of family and guests.  Escort and interment to follow church services at Oakwood Cemetery, 1973 Baird Rd. Penfield NY.

The Mandatory Rules for COVID-19 protection as stated above will be adhered to at all times during this mission.
Submitted by: Bob Harder
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