Honor Mission
William G. Leunig
US Army - WWII Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 11/16/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of William G. Leunig has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. William, 100, passed on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, William entered the United States Army on 4 June 1943. He was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers, 285th Combat Battalion as an Instrument Repairman and saw duty in Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Central Europe and Rhineland. He was honorably discharged on 29 December 1945 at the rank of Technician 5th Grade (Tec5), and for his service, was awarded the American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Lapel Button.

Bill was a New York City Firefighter and member of the International Association of Firefighters for many years before retiring in 1977. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Syosset NY, and the Joseph E. Zaloga post in Albany. He was also a member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Association and the Capital District Patriot Flight program. Bill's favorite pastimes included reading, lively discussions on a variety of topics, museums, historical markers,
traveling the US via the scenic route, trains, camping, sipping a nightly scotch and spending time with his family and friends.

Portions of the above narrative are available for viewing online on the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/16/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home
149 Old Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12110
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:

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. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am, followed by dignified transfer and escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 11/16/2020
Second Staging Time: 12:30
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: Interment with military honors scheduled for 1:00 pm. Members arriving early are asked to form a flag line at the main entrance for the arrival of the funeral cortege.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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