US Air Force


Honor Mission

William J. Novak

US Air Force Vietnam Era Veteran

Manlius, NY - 03/13/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 2, Region 3

About the Mission:

The family of William J. Novak, United States Air Force, has requested Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line at his calling hours, Monday March 13th. William served during Vietnam with "Black Ops" doing satellite tracking intel. He was an avid drag racer and cycle rider. William drove throughout the United Kingdom, and toured Ireland twice. He was a member of the Goldwing Rider Assoc., as well as State Assistant District Director. He also participated with mission 16 of the Syracuse Honor Flight. Please stand with me to honor Bill's service to his country at his final farewell.

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Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

03/13/2023 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

Newell-Fay Schepp Family Funeral Home
8171 Cazenovia Road (Rt 92)
Manlius, NY

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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 stand a flag line from 10 to noon and then stand down. Burial is in New Berlin.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Bruce R Dauer

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PO Box 637
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