Honor Mission
Frank E Luksa
US Navy WWII Veteran
Schuylerville, NY - 10/09/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:

We have been requested by the family of Frank luksa to participate in his military honors funeral. As part of the Greatest Generation, Frank served aboard the Naval Destroyer, the USS Herndon (DD-638) as a Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class in World War II. The “Lucky” Herndon was the lead ship for all the Allied forces in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944. Frank had a “birds-eye” view of the entire invasion from the upper deck while successfully bombarding targets ahead of the first assault waves. The Herndon continued to serve tirelessly in the Atlantic and Pacific and escorted President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the historic Yalta Conference.

A portion of this narrative was obtained from the White-Van Buren Funeral Home obituary.

Click here to view the full obituary.

Primary Staging Date: 10/09/2020
Primary Staging Time: 11:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd
Schuylerville, NY
Lead Ride Captain: Dan Nolin
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-361-6410
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, 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: Family will be arriving on their own without funeral home, no sentry requested.
Submitted by: Dan Nolin
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