US Army


Honor Mission

Harold J. McAfee

US Army
WWII Veteran

Schuylerville, NY - 08/15/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

We have been requested by the family of Harold McAfee to participate in his military honors funeral services. Harold, 99, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Harold enlisted in the US Army in 1943.  He served until 1946 in the 10th Mountain Division, a new division formed for mountain combat. He served as a Combat Infantry Squad leader in Italy and on the Italy-Yugoslav border holding the line against Tito's move against Italy. He was awarded a Bronze Star and two Oak Leaf Clusters at war's end.

He settled on Long Island where he had a 30+ year career with the US Postal Service, retiring in 1980. In 1989, Harold moved to Queensbury, NY. There he taught himself ice dancing and shared his skills on the ice, snow, courts and courses with children and youth volunteering for many years as a coach for Adirondack Youth Hockey.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/15/2022 at 12:30pm

Staging Location:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Shirley Gawlak - 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: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, 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:

Please stage quietly.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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