Honor Mission
John J. Walsh, Sr.
US Navy - Korean War Veteran
Albany, NY - 02/06/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders will stand in silent honor of the life and service of John Joseph Walsh, Sr. John served in the US Navy during the Korean War, called from inactive duty on 20 February 1952. He served as a cook aboard the USS Aludra (AF-55), an Alstede-class stores ship for 18 months. He was honorably discharged on 18 December 1953 as a Commissaryman, Petty Officer 3rd Class. For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, China Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

A complete obituary may be viewed online with the following link:
Primary Staging Date: 02/06/2021
Primary Staging Time: 10:15
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Staging Location: McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, NY 12206
Lead Ride Captain: Don Miller, Jr.
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking or any other physical contact of any kind..
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • ** ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade face-mask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the arrival of family at 10:30 am. There will be a private service conducted at 11:00 am, followed by dignified transfer and escort to our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Avenue where interment with military honors will be conducted.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Ray Sestak - ASC, Eastern Region
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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