US Army


Honor Mission

Richard A. Mengs

US Army
Cold War Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 05/19/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The caretaker of Cold War veteran Richard A. Mengs of Johnsonburg (Wyoming County), NY has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in honoring his life and service. Mr. Mengs passed away on 15 May 2023.

Mr. Mengs served our nation for 2 years on active duty in the US Army Artillery from 1955-1957, with an Army MOS of Ballistic Meteorology Specialist. He had 17 months of foreign service on Okinawa, assigned to Headquarters Battery, 663rd Field Artillery Battalion. Mr. Mengs was honorably discharged from active duty on 31 January 1957 with the rank of Specialist Three (E-3), and he earned the Army Good Conduct Medal.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

05/19/2023 at 10:00am

Staging Location:

Marley Funeral Home
135 Main Street
Attica, NY 14011
Click here for map

Acting Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Don "Cheech" Hayes - 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 provide a respectful flag line during the calling hours from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. The funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 PM.  Following the service and dignified transfer, PGR will provide the 10-mile escort to Johnsonburg Cemetery, Centerline Road, Varysburg, NY (West of Route 98) for burial with Military Honors.  Click here for map

Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached.
Thank you for devoting your time to help honor the Cold War service of Richard A. Mengs.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1

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