US Army



Kenneth D. VanWagenen

US Army - Retired
Global War on Terrorism Veteran

Schuylerville, NY - 12/16/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

Patriot Guard Riders has been requested by the family of Kenneth D. VanWagenen to participate in his military honors funeral services. Kenneth, 64,  of Conway, South Carolina, passed away suddenly on October 27, 2022.

Originally from Rensselaer, NY, Kenneth entered the US Army on 24 October 1983.  He served as both a Chemical Operations Specialist (MOS 74D4H) and a Human Resources Specialist (MOS 42A40).  He spent 6 years and 6 months on overseas assignments, including Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.  He retired after 21 years and 5 months at the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7), and for his service, was awarded;the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (8th Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon w/ Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (K).

Kenneth's obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/16/2022 at 11:45am

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 12:00 pm.  Please stage quietly, following updated staging guidelines.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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