Emory H. Calhoun
Cold War Era Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 11/20/2023
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
The family of Emory H. Calhoun has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Emory, 81, passed on November 15, 2023.
Born in Troy, NY, Emory was raised in Pittstown and was a graduate of Tamarac High School, Class of 1960. He enlisted in the United States Navy during the Cold War era on 6 February 1960, and served as a Seaman aboard the USS Chilton (APA-38), an attack transport ship, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was released from active duty on 20 January 1963, and honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman on 8 February 1965.
Upon returning home, and for over 30 years, he was the owner and operator, along with his wife, of the Hartford IGA, a family-run independent retail grocery store, where he met and made many friends and business associates while serving the North Country. Emory didn’t like to sit still and, after retiring from the grocery store in 2004, filled his “spare time” by working as a painter at the Mark Harwood Construction Co. for an additional 18 years.
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Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
11/20/2023 at 12:30pm
Howard B. Tate Funeral Home
2237 NY Route 7
Troy, NY 12180
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
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.
Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for a dignified transfer. Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery to follow, with anticipated KSU 1:00 pm. Inurnment with military honors scheduled for 2:00 pm.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
11/20/2023 at 01:30pm
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Please stage quietly and in accordance with current guidelines.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
rs 11/17; MER