Honor Mission
SFC Joseph L Bode
USA/ARNG (Ret.)
Multi-City, NY - 07/29/2020
 
 
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of SFC Joseph Lewis Bode has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Joseph, 81, died Thursday, July 23, 2020, after a brief illness.

Born in Troy, Joseph had resided in Center Brunswick for 76 years and attended McKinley School and Troy High School. In his younger years, he spent time working on local farms in Brunswick and worked at the former Misty Hill Stables with their show horses. He also worked at Duncan’s Dairy Bar. Joe was an Outside Plant Technician for Verizon for 30 years, retiring in 2000 and prior to that worked for NY Telephone, Norton Company and Behr-Manning.

He was a former member of the Center Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company and its bowling league and a member of Rensselaer County Community Emergency Response Team. He was an active member of Gilead Lutheran Church and volunteer for community outreach at Gilead. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard, serving for 30 years.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Joseph's obituary, available for viewing online on the Bryce Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 07/29/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Gilead Luthern Church
308 Brick Church Rd.
Center Brunswick, NY 12180
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Lead Ride Captain: Don Miller, Jr.
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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 church with a flag line for the arrival of family and guests. There will be no escort or dignified transfer as the veteran will remain in the church after the Tuesday evening visitation. Church service is scheduled for 10:00 AM, followed by escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors.

All Mandatory Rules for COVID-19 protection as cited below are to be observed at all times during this mission.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 07/29/2020
Second Staging Time: 12:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Don Miller, Jr.
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Second Stage - Special Information: Staging at the cemetery for a 12:30 PM service. For those arriving early, please form a flag line at the main entrance for the arrival of the escort.

All Mandatory Rules for COVID-19 protection as cited above are to be observed at all times during this mission.
   
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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