Honor Mission
William J. McDonald, Jr.
US Army - Vietnam Era Veteran
Hamburg, NY - 07/24/2020
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 William J. McDonald, Jr. of Hamburg, who passed away on 21 July 2020.

Full Military service information is pending, but we know Mr. McDonald served with the US Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1961-1966.

Obituary click HERE
Primary Staging Date: 07/24/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: St. Francis of Assisi Church
2463 St. Francis Drive
Hamburg, NY 14075
Lead Ride Captain: Joe Joyce
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #:  
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.
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM.
Followed by Military Honors at the church.
There is no escort involved in this Mission.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.
Please be prepared to abide by Erie County and PGRNY requirements for social distancing and face covering.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the 82nd Airborne service of William J. McDonald, Jr. and to support his loving family.
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
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