Honor Mission
Wilton I. Thomas, Jr.
USAF - Vietnam Era Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 12/30/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Milton Ivan Thomas, Jr. Has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Milton, 68, passed on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Not much is known of Milton's life or service at this time. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on 30 August, 1971, and was trained as a Fire Protection Specialist (AFSC 57150). He spent almost 11 months overseas and was last assigned to the 4392 Civil Engineering Squadron at Vandenberg AFB in California. He was honorably discharged on 29 July, 1976 at the rank of Sergeant (E-4) and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award.
Primary Staging Date: 12/30/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: New Comer Cremations & Funerals
181 Troy Schenectady Rd.
Watervliet, NY 12189
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
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, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • 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 facemask, 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 and guests. Family will arrive by 10:00 am, with public visitation from 11:00 am - 11:30 am. Funeral service to follow with escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 12/30/2020
Second Staging Time: 02:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: For those arriving early, please form a flag line at the front gate for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Interment with military honors scheduled for 2:30 pm.
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.


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