William C. Walthousen
Multi-City, NY - 01/27/2023
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
The family of William C. "Wild Bill" Walthousen has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Bill, 73, passed at home after a long hard battle with cancer.
Born in Olean, NY, Bill enlisted in the US Army on 22 November 1967. He was trained as a Chemical Operations Apprentice (MOS 54A10), and spent a 16 month tour of duty in Vietnam. He was discharged as a Private on 23 September 1969, and for his service, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Upon returning to the states, Bill worked in various places in the Troy area, mostly commercial remodeling, driving trucks and Fort Orange Paper Co. Bill liked to refinish old furniture, ride his motorcycles and quads. He enjoyed watching local and NASCAR car racing and the 49ers Football team as well as the Army-Navy game. He belonged to the Lansingburgh Veterans Club, the All Troy Club and the DAV.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Bill's obituary, which is alsoo available for viewing in today's Albany Times Union newspaper.
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
01/27/2023 at 08:15am
William Leahy Funeral Home
336 3rd St
Troy, NY 12180
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 with a flag line for a dignified transfer. Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery to follow, with a 10:00 interment with military honors.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
01/27/2023 at 09:30am
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Interment with military honors scheduled for 10:00 am. Please stage quietly and in accordance with current staging instructions.
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