MSG Earl R. Nelson, Jr.
US Army - Retired
Multi-City, NY - 12/08/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
The family of Master Sergeant (Retired) Earl R. Nelson, Jr. has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Earl, 66, died Friday, December 2, 2022, at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a long illness.
Earl was born in Huntsville, AL, and was a graduate of Averill Park High School Class of 1974. He served in the US Army, a Combat Engineer who retired as a Master Sergeant from the 10th Mountain Division in 1997. A veteran with over 22 years of service, he also served with the 82nd Airborne Division. He had multiple overseas deployments to Germany, the first Gulf War and conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, Panama, and several other areas around the world.
Earl was employed by Universal Forest Products in Hudson for 6 years and prior to that worked at Atlantic Plywood in Guilderland for many years. He loved genealogy, following Alabama Crimson Tide football, enjoyed watching professional soccer, coaching local soccer and was a history buff especially regarding the Civil War and the Templars.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Ear;'s obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
12/08/2022 at 10:30am
DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home
4392 US 150
West Sand Lake, NY 12196
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
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.
Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for a dignified transfer. Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery will follow.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
12/08/2022 at 11:30 am
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Stage - Special Information:
Interment with military honors is scheduled for 12:00 Noon. Please stage quietly, following the updated staging protocol.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
rs 12/05; MER