Honor Mission
Martin E. Nowak, Vietnam Veteran
U.S. Marine Corps

Buffalo, NY - 07/23/2020
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 Martin E. Nowak, who passed away on 8 June 2020.

Mr. Nowak served almost 3 years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1969, including 13 months of duty in Vietnam. His MOS was 1443-Surveyor, and he was attached to Headquarters Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, III Marine Amphibious Force. Mr. Nowak was Honorably Discharged on 18 March 1969 with the rank of Corporal (E-4), and he earned the following: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.

Obituary: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/williamsville-ny/martin-nowak-9213691
Primary Staging Date: 07/23/2020
Primary Staging Time: 9:30
AM or PM: AM
Staging Location: Elmlawn Cemetery (Elmlawn Memorial Park)
3939 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14217
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 the arrival of family and friends.
Graveside interment service at 10:30 AM.
NOTE: USMC Military Honors were rendered previously in June at the FH.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American or USMC flag, and dress for the weather.
Please be prepared to abide by all local and PGRNY social distancing and face-covering requirements.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the Marine Corps Vietnam War service of Martin E. Nowak, and to support his loving family.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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