US Army


Honor Mission

Gerald F. Vogel

US Army Veteran

Lake Luzerne, NY - 11/29/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

Patriot Guard Riders has been requested by the family of Gerald F. "Jerry" Vogel to participate in his military honors funeral services.  Jerry, 81, of Queensbury died on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Albany Medical Center following a short illness.

A United States Army Veteran of the cold war, Jerry served in France and Germany.  He often spoke about standing watch at the Berlin wall.  He is a member of the Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574. 

Jerry was a jack of all trades, and according to him, master of all. He worked for Pepsi, was a mechanic, a bridge painter and house mover to name a few until he started his career with Burns Security/Burns International. He started as a guard, moved up to become supervisor, to area representative, operations manager and finally district manager. During the 1980 Winter Olympics, he oversaw Burns operations at 24 different Olympic sites in Lake Placid. They were retained to secure the maze of NY telephone electronics equipment that was specifically designed and built to transmit the Olympics TV coverage throughout the U.S. and overseas. He received a letter of commendation for his work at the Olympics.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

11/29/2022 at 09:10am

Staging Location:

Brewer Funeral Home
24 Church St.
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Dan Nolin - 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:

We will stand a flag line for the arrival of family and friends until 10:00 am. Then we will stand for the dignified transfer and provide an escort to Lake Luzerne Cemetery for the military honors funeral.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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