Honor Mission
Harry C. Pierce
US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 11/24/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Harry C. "Blue" Pierce has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. "Blue", 73 of Schaghticoke and formerly from Troy, passed peacefully on November 18, 2021.

Born in Lockwood, NY, Mr. Pierce was a graduate of Lockwood High School. He was a Vietnam War veteran serving with the US Marines from 1968 to 1972, and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant, and for his service, was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device.

He retired from the former Al Tech Steel in Watervliet. Blue was a member of the All Troy Athletic Club and the veterans of Lansingburgh.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mr. Pierce's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/24/2021
Primary Staging Time: 11:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: McDonald and Son Funeral Home
870 2nd Avenue
Troy, NY 12182
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 25 May 2021
  • While in any outdoor setting, fully vaccinated PGR members will no longer be required to wear masks but are asked to act responsibly and respect your fellow members decision on this issue. For the protection of others, non-vaccinated members are asked to please wear a mask.
  • For the immediate future, all PGR members will continue to wear masks and social distance while indoors during a mission.
  • Masks will be worn at any other location where organizers, requestors or the Lead Ride Captain has determined that this be done.
  • 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 respect the LRC’s decision on these matters.
  • Here is the link for the Current NYS rules: Current NYS Guidelines
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Current Guidelines
Special Information: Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the last hour of visitation - 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Escort to Saratoga National cemetery to follow, with interment scheduled for 2:30 pm.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 11/24/2021
Second Staging Time: 02:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Second LRC Email and Phone #: rayspgrnygmail.com
Second Stage - Special Information: Interment with military honors scheduled for 2:30 pm. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services already in progress.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  rs 11/21

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