Honor Mission
CMSgt Albert P. Fives
USN - WWII Veteran
ANG - USAF (Ret.)
Schuylerville, NY - 03/30/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of CMSgt Albert Patrick Fives has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Sergeant Fives, 95, passed on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Sergeant Fives' military career spanned more than 4 decades. Enlisting in the US Navy in 1941 at the age of 17, he served aboard the USS Cottle (APA-147), a Haskell-class attack transport, landing troops and supplies on the Philipinne Islands. He was honorably discharged on December 26, 1945 at the rank of Seaman 1st Class, but remained in the Navy Reserves for another 7 years.

Continuing his career, he transferred to the New York Air National Guard and later, the US Air Force.  He was sent to Kun-Son, South Korea during the "Pueblo Incident" in 1968, where he served as a heavy equipment operator. Sergeant Fives returned home and went on to serve in the US Air Force and Air Force Reserve, until his retirement in 1983 at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant (E-9).

For his honorable service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, American Campaign Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, and many more awards and decorations.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and honor the life and service of Chief Master Sergeant Albert Patrick Fives, WWII Veteran a "Greatest Generation" Hero.
Primary Staging Date: 03/30/2021
Primary Staging Time: 12:30
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Lead Ride Captain: Bruce Barger
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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 or any other physical contact of any kind..
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * 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 face-mask, 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: Interment with military honors scheduled for 1:00 pm. Those members arriving early are asked to form a flag line at the entrance to the cemetery for the arrival of the funeral cortege.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak - ASC, Eastern Region
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