Honor Mission
James A. Slocum
U.S. Army Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 07/11/2020
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 James A. Slocum of Hemlock, NY who passed away on 21 June 2020.

Mr. Slocum served almost 3 years of active duty in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1955-1958. Following Basic Training at Ft. Dix and Corps of Engineer training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mr. Slocum served with Headquarters & Service Company, 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) at Ft. Campbell, KY. His MOS was 051.60-Intermediate Speed Radio Operator, and Mr. Slocum was Honorably Discharged from active duty on 13 June 1958, earning the Army Good Conduct Medal.

I urge you to read the entire KW Dougherty FH obituary to learn about the extraordinary life that Mr. Slocum led: https://doughertyfuneralhomes.com/Obits/?p=11610
Primary Staging Date: 07/11/2020
Primary Staging Time: 1:00
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Little Lakes Community Center
(Old Hemlock School)
4705 S Main Street (Rt. 20A)
Hemlock, NY 14466
Lead Ride Captain: Don Higgins
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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: KSU at 1:30 PM.
We will process across the road to the Hemlock Fairgrounds to stand a flag line during the Memorial Service for Mr. Slocum at 2:00 PM.
Followed by an escort to Union Cemetery, Big Tree Road, Livonia for interment with Military Honors.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached.
Please be prepared to comply with current social distancing and face-covering requirements.
With a very busy Saturday in Region-1, please do your best to help support our Missions, including this one in Honor of the U.S. Army service of James Slocum, and in support of his proud and loving family.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
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