Honor Mission
Gerald R. Henry
USAF - Korean War Era Veteran

Auburn, NY - 12/31/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 2, Region 3
About the Mission:

The family of Gerald R. Henry has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Gerry, 87, passed at his home on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Born in Conesus, NY, Gerry served four years active duty in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, and later served another four years in the Air Force Reserves.  He was trained as a Prop Mechanic, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Airman 1st Class.  For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal.

Later, Gerry worked as a Materials Manager at Snyder General in Auburn, NY and retired after 40 years of service.  He was a member of the Conlon Mulvaney American Legion Post 1179, and was active in his community.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Gerry's obituary, available for viewing online on the Dougherty Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 12/31/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:25
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: St. Joseph's Cemetery
6020 Lake Ave Ext.
Auburn, NY  13021
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Lead Ride Captain: Nigel Heaton
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 585-467-4230
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: We will stand a flag line graveside for the arrival of the funeral cortege.  The estimated arrival time is 09:45 am, followed by interment with military honors at 10:00 am. Please be prompt for the 9:25 am staging, as I would like a short briefing prior to the flag line. Please keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly.
Submitted by: Nigel Heaton
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