Honor Mission
Paul D. DeLong
US Navy - Cold War
Troy, NY - 07/27/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Paul Donald DeLong has requested Patriot Guard Rider Participation in his military honors funeral services. Paul passed on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

The details of Paul's life and service are very limited. He served in the United States Navy from January 12, 1955 to January 9, 1959, and was a Fireman Apprentice aboard the USS Leary (DDR879) a Gearing-class, radar-picket destroyer. The Leary was part of the U.S. 6th Fleet and made visits to ports in Algeria, Greece, Italy, and the island of Rhodes.
Primary Staging Date: 07/27/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:45
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Staging Location: Frank P. McDonald Funeral Home
870 2nd Ave.
Troy, NY 12182
Lead Ride Captain: Dan Nolin
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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. Visitation from 10:00 - 11:30 AM, followed by escort to Oakwood Cemetery, 50 101st St, Troy, NY 12180 for interment with military honors.

All Mandatory Rules for COVID-19 protection will be adhered to at all times.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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