US Army


Honor Mission

William J. Micheli

US Army
Korean War Veteran
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Multi-City, NY - 02/06/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of William James Micheli has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. William, 93, passed on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Born in Schenectady, NY, Bill entered the United States Army during the Korean War, on 14 November 1951. He served on active duty for 1 year and 9 months, including 10 months assigned to Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Division in South Korea. He was honorably discharged on 13 August 1953 at the rank of Corporal (E-4), and for his service, was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

A member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union No. 83 and a skilled welder, Bill balanced working hard with good times spent fishing, camping, and horseback riding. For several decades, he was a member of the Union College Alumni bowling league, and then continued bowling as a senior superstar up until just a few years ago. As a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church choir for twenty years, Bill shared his faith and his wonderful singing voice with others. He also sang with the Electric City Chorus for five years.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

02/06/2023 at 08:30am

Staging Location:

St. Lukes Roman Catholic Church
1241 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12304

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ed Czuchrey - 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: 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.

Special Information:

Staging at the church with a flag line for the arrival of family and guests. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 09:00, followed by escort and interment with military honors at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 2501 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Niskayuna, NY 12309.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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