US Air Force


Honor Mission

Carl A. Cousins

US Air Force
Vietnam Veteran
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Watertown, NY - 05/19/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 2, Region 3

About the Mission:

The family of Carl A. Cousins, US Air Force Vietnam Veteran, has requested that Patriot Guard Riders provide an escort and flag line Friday May 19th. Carl, 75, passed away at Samaritan Medical Center Sunday, December 25th.

Born in Watertown, Carl was educated in the South Jefferson School District. In June of 1967, he enlisted with the United States Air Force serving his country in Vietnam.

Following his honorable discharge in June of 1971 Carl went to work as an electrician at the New York Air Brake until his retirement in 2010 following 39 years of faithful service.

Carl was a member of Copenhagen’s American Legion and Jefferson County Fire Police, and past president of theTylerville Fire Department. He played basketball at the Rutland Rec Center, played golf in the New York Air Brake Tuesday night golf league, and raced go-karts and stockcars at Can-Am Speedway. Carl also enjoyed NASCAR, motorcycles, and attending races in the northeast.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Please stand with me as we honor Carl's service to his country, at his final farewell.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

05/19/2023 at 12:30pm

Staging Location:

Reed-Benoit Funeral Home
632 State Street
Watertown, NY  13601
No later than 12:30.

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce R Dauer - 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:

We will escort Carl to the cemetery and stand a flag line. There will be full military honors.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Bruce R Dauer

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