Honor Mission
SCPO Michael W. Clark
US Navy - Retired
PGRNY Member
Multi-City, NY - 12/23/2020
 
 
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael W. Clark has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Michael, 69, passed on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Born in Albany, Michael graduated from St. John's Academy prior to entering the US Navy during the Vietnam War in 1969. He served from 1969 to 1973, including 2 years as a radarman aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3), a Lexington-class aircraft carrier. Michael was honorably discharged in 1973, but re-enlisted in the US Navy Reserve in 1981. He was assigned to the Seabee's, and coordinated their movements during the Bosnia War. Michael retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8) in 2003, earning many awards and decorations.

Michael worked for Verizon for 28 years, was a founding member of Rolling Thunder NY5, and longtime member of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Michael's obituary, available for viewing online on the Lyons Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 12/23/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:15
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Lyons Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Lead Ride Captain: Don Miller, Jr.
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:
IMPORTANT

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 hours are 09:30 - 11:30 am, with a funeral service at 11:30.  Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery to follow. Please watch the weather and dress appropriately.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 12/23/2020
Second Staging Time: 01:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Don Miller, Jr.
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Staging at the cemetery with a flag line at the main gate for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Interment with military honors scheduled for 1:30 pm. Please watch the weather and dress appropriately.
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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