US Army


Honor Mission

Donald L. Palmer

US Army
Korean War Veteran
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Schoharie, NY - 10/29/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Donald L. Palmer has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Donald, 90, of Hwy. Rte.#20 in Esperance, passed away Thursday, October 20th at the home he built with the loving support of his family.

Born in Lawyersville, NY, Don graduated from Schoharie High School, class of 1951 and later, enlisted into the US Army. He served in Korea as a Battery Truck Driver and Crane Follower reaching the rank of Corporal until his honorable discharge in 1954. He returned to his native Schoharie County and began working at the former Beech Nut Plant in Canajoharie. He saw an opportunity at General Electric Co. in Schenectady and started work sweeping floors eventually working his way to Method Specialist until retiring in 1989 and returned twice for a total of 35 years of service. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #2507 in Esperance where he also was awarded “Elk of the Year”. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #1 in Troy.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Donald's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/29/2022 at 10:45am

Staging Location:

Langan Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Schoharie, NY 12157

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ed Czuchrey - 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:

Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer.  Escort to follow to Sloansville Valley Cemetery, State Route 30A, Sloansville, NY for interment with military honors.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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