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Honor Mission

William H. Bunker

US Army
Korean War Veteran
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Schuylerville, NY - 09/12/2022

***UPDATED 11 September 2022 - 20:32 Hrs***
Primary Staging Location has been changed.
See updated information below

 

Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5


About the Mission:

The family of William H. Bunker has requested the participation of Patriot Guard Riders in his military honors funeral services.  William, 92, of The Cabana’s at Jensen Dunes in Jensen Beach, FL passed on Saturday July 23, 2022.

Born in Queens, William entered the US Army on 20 September 1951.  He was assigned to the 204th Field Artillery Battalion in South Korea,and spent 14 months overseas.  He was honorably discharged on 9 June 1953 at the rank of Corporal (T), and for his service, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w.3 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

William was a graduate of Pratt Institute and lived in Queens until 2015 when he moved to Rexford. He had been a Display Production Graphic Manager for JC Penney in Manhattan for over 35 years and was a dedicated Mets fan which lead to his move to Florida in 2019 to be near Mets Spring Training. He was recently honored at a St. Lucie Mets charity event where he lead the 5th inning stretch in singing “Take me out to the Ballgame”.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in William's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here


Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

UPDATED

09/12/2022 at 11:15am


Staging Location:

Emerick Funeral Home
1550 US-9
Clifton Park, NY 12065


Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Barger - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, 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.


Special Information:

Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer.  Escort to Saratoga National cemetery to follow.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?

yes

 

Secondary Staging Date and Staging Time:

09/12/2022 at 12:30pm

 

Staging Location - PLEASE NOTE UPDATED STAGING INSTRUCTIONS

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, NY 12871

 

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Barger - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, 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.

 

Special Information:

Note that there is a new staging protocol for Saratoga National Cemetery.  PGR members will stage by parking ONLY on the right side of the roadway near Section 21.  If that area is full, the overflow parking area will be on the right side of the roadway near Interment Shelter 1.  Please park as closely together as possible.  As always, you are asked to stage quietly and respectfully.  Interment services for this mission will be conducted in Interment Shelter 1.    Please click here to view a map of the designated area

Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?

no



Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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