Honor Mission
Alson P. Hunter
US Navy - WWII
and
Law Enforcement Officer
Multi-City, NY - 07/21/2020
 
 
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Alson P. Hunter has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Alson, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Alson attended Troy schools and Lansingburgh High. He enlisted in the United States Navy on April 24, 1944, just one week after turning 17. He was assigned to LST-220, an LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship. He was honorably discharged on June 16, 1945 from injuries sustained while serving. He was discharged at the rank of Seaman 2nd Class, and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.

Alson later spent 27 years building a career in Law Enforcement. He was the first City of Cohoes Motor Officer, served as an Albany County Deputy Sheriff, Albany County DA Detective, and Town of Greenwich Chief of Police. He was a member of the Law Enforcement Officers Society of the State of New York, the Police Holy Name Society and the Chester Carknard VFW Post of Valley Falls, NY. He enjoyed spending time with his entire family, driving limo, and snow birding in Florida. Alson traveled to Washington, DC with the Fall 2019 Honor Flight, and was very much impressed with the Patriot Guard Rider escort that the veterans received.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Alson's obituary, available for viewing online on the New Comer Cremations & Funerals website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 07/21/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: New Comer Cremations & Funerals
181 Troy Schenectady Rd.
Watervliet, NY 12189
Lead Ride Captain: Don Miller, Jr.
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #:  
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
IMPORTANT

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: Members will form a flag line at the funeral home for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation hour between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM, followed by a funeral service at 12:00. Service will be followed by dignified transfer and escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors. Expected KSU 12:30 - 12:45 PM. All mandatory COVID-19 Requirements will be strictly enforced during all phases of this mission.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 07/21/2020
Second Staging Time: 01:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Don Miller, Jr.
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: For those staging directly at the cemetery, please form a flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Staging is in the parking area of the unused Interment Shelter. Please await LRC briefing there.

Under the New York State Reopening, Phase 4 guidelines, the number of participants in this and all services is limited to a total of 50. Based on the number of actual total attendees, you may be asked by the LRC to stand down from forming the flag line if this number is exceeded.

All mandatory COVID-19 Requirements will be strictly enforced during all phases of this mission.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? no
   
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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