US Marines


Honor Mission

Joel M. Nolin

US Marine Corps
Korean War Era Veteran

Schuylerville, NY - 01/16/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Joel M. Nolin has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services.  Joel, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023 after a long illness.  Joel is a cousin of PGRNY Region 4 Senior Ride Captain "Big Dan" Nolin.

Born in Fort Edward, NY, Joel grew up in Hudson Falls, and enlisted in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, on 25 September 1953.  He served as a Marine assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) crewmen (Specialty Code 1833), for a total of 3 years, including 1 year and 6 months overseas.  He was honorably discharged from active duty at the rank of Private First Class (E-2) on 24 September 1956, and completed his reserve duty obligation on 24 September 1961.  For his service, Joel was awarded The USMC Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

After his military service, Joel married, started a family, and began a career with Sandy Hill Iron and Brass that would last for more than 30 years. Later, he became very involved in his stepson's athletic endeavors, serving as little league coach and football equipment manager.  After retiring, Joel enjoyed being in his brother Bill's boat fishing on the Hudson River. But he was happiest in the seat of 18-wheeler, heading down an open highway, a cup of coffee in the cup holder and CB mic in his hand.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

01/16/2023 at 09:15am

Staging Location:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd
Schuylerville, NY 12871

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:

Interment with military honors scheduled for 09:30 am.  Please stage quietly and in accordance with updated staging protocols.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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