Honor Mission
Matthew C. Neeson
US Army - Vietnam Veteran
and NY State Police (Ret.)
Multi-City, NY - 11/19/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Matthew C. Neeson has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Matthew, 77, of Albany, NY passed away surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 14, 2021.

Born in Manhattan, NY, Matthew was a proud military veteran, having honorably served in the US Army. He enlisted on 19 November 1964, and was trained as a Personnel Admin Specialist (71H20) He served tours in Germany and Vietnam, and was honorably discharged on 17 November 1967 at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4).  For his service, Matthew was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, 2 Overseas bars and an Expert Badge for the M-14 Rifle.

After serving his county, he continued his love of service and joined the New York State Police, retiring in 1987. Along with his family, his greatest passion in life was his love and respect for law enforcement, veterans and patriotism for his country. He made sure to instill those values in his children and grandchildren.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Matthew's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/19/2021
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Parish of Mater Christi
40 Hopewell Street
Albany, NY 12208
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Lead Ride Captain: Ed Czuchrey
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #:  
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 25 May 2021
  • While in any outdoor setting, fully vaccinated PGR members will no longer be required to wear masks but are asked to act responsibly and respect your fellow members decision on this issue. For the protection of others, non-vaccinated members are asked to please wear a mask.
  • For the immediate future, all PGR members will continue to wear masks and social distance while indoors during a mission.
  • Masks will be worn at any other location where organizers, requestors or the Lead Ride Captain has determined that this be done.
  • 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 respect the LRC’s decision on these matters.
  • Here is the link for the Current NYS rules: Current NYS Guidelines
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Current Guidelines
Special Information: Staging at the church with a flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Church services scheduled for 09:00 am. Following services, members will escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 11/19/2021
Second Staging Time: 11:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Saratoga National cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Ed Czuchrey
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Interment services scheduled for 11:30 am. 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
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  rs 11/17


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