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Honor Mission

Martin J. Brennan

US Army
Vietnam Veteran
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Multi-City, NY - 08/08/2022

 

Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5


About the Mission:

The family of Martin J. "Duke" Brennan has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Martin, 75, passed on August 1, 2022.

Born on Long Island, Duke later moved to and was raised in Albany. He graduated from Vincentian Institute and completed course work at SUNY Albany before entering the US Army on 6 January 1967. He was trained as a General Vehicle Mechanic (MOS 63C20) and served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 256th RR Company (ABN) at Da Nang Airbase. Duke was honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 5th Class (E-5) and for his service was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 device.

Duke later worked as a dispatcher for Verizon, retiring in 2009.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here


Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/08/2022 at 09:30 a.m.


Staging Location:

Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110


Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ray Sestak - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

518-669-3358


Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, 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:

Staging at the funeral home with a flag line during private viewing hour, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, followed by an escort to St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211 for an 11:30 am service. Upon conclusion, members will provide an escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with full military honors.


Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?

yes


Second Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/08/2022 at 01:00pm


Second Location:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871


Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ray Sestak

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518-669-3358


Second Stage - Special Information:

Interment with military honors is scheduled for 1:30 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

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