Herbert T. Shields
USAAF - WWII
Walton, NY - 12/09/2019
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 4, Region 5|
|About the Mission:||The family of Herbert T. “Herb” Shields has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Herb, 98, of Stamford, passed on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Born in the Bronx, NY, Herb proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Forces during WWII as an Airplane and Engine Mechanic from 1942-46. As an Aerial Engineer on the B-24 Liberator, Herb was responsible for the mechanical functioning and flying condition of the aircraft. Herb lived in Hicksville, NY until he relocated to Walton in 1983. He worked at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, NY as a Senior Electrical Engineer for over 32 years until his retirement. Herb was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Walton for many years where he played organ in the choir.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Herb's obituary, available for viewing online on the Courtney Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render honor and respect for the life and service of Herbert T. Shields, proud USAAF veteran and WWII "Greatest Generation" Hero.
|Primary Staging Date:||12/09/2019|
|Primary Staging Time:||10:30|
|AM or PM:||am|
|Staging Location:||Courtney Funeral Home
25 Townsend St.
Walton, NY 13856
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|Lead Ride Captain:||Ray Sestak|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:||518-669-3358|
|Special Information:||Staging at the funeral home with a flag line during visitation hours of 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. There will be a Memorial Service at 12:00 PM, followed by interment with military honors at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Ave, Walton, NY 13856.
For those that are interested in attending, I will be staging at the Pilot Travel Center, 1128 Duanesburg Rd, Rotterdam, NY 12306, leaving there approximately 08:45 AM.
|Submitted by:||Ray Sestak|