Multi-City, NY - 02/29 & 03/02/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 2, Region 3|
|About the Mission:||This is a two part mission; Patriot Guard Riders will stand a flag line for the arrival of SSG Ososkalo's remains at the Syracuse Airport on Saturday, then participate in his military honors funeral services in Watertown on Monday.
United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Alex Ososkalo, 23 of Sackets Harbor, NY passed away Saturday 15 Feb 2020 at Wahiawa General Hospital from a non related military accident.
Born in Sackets Harbor, Alex was home-schooled. For a short period of time he worked for North Country Storage Barns, until joining the Air Force. He enlisted in the Air Force in December 2015; got stationed in Washington and attained C-17 Flying Crew Chief on 01 Nov 2019. Alex quoted that day as, “happiest day of my career”.
Alex enjoyed exploring the world and being in nature. He was very self-motivated and worked hard for his achievements. Alex had the experience of traveling the world in the Air Force during his deployment to Qatar and temporary missions, which he absolutely loved. In his free time he enjoyed snowmobiling, hiking, hunting, and babysitting his many nieces and nephews.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in SSG Ososkalo's obituary, available for viewing online on the WWNYTV website by clicking HERE
Please stand with me to honor his service as he returns home to his family.
|Primary Staging Date:||02/29/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||11:45|
|AM or PM:||am|
|Staging Location:||We will stage at Gate 108 near the Delta hanger. Turn right on Constellation Way across from the State Trooper Barracks, turn left on Air Cargo Rd. and the gate is on the right side right there.|
|Lead Ride Captain:||Bruce R. Dauer|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:||315-699-8272|
|Special Information:||We will stand a flag line as the family and Alex pass through the gate. Funeral arrangements are not complete. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE COLD.|
|Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?||yes|
|Second Staging Date:||03/02/2020|
|Second Staging Time:||10:00|
|Second Stage - AM or PM:||am|
|Second Location:||Life Church of the Nazarene
535 Thompson Blvd.
Watertown, NY 13601
|Second Lead Ride Captain:||Bruce R. Dauer|
|Second Stage - Special Information:||We will stand a flag line during church services, scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM. Upon conclusion of services, members will proceed to Brookside Cemetery to participate in the full military honors funeral services.|
|Submitted by:||Bruce R. Dauer|