Honor Mission

Burton A. Perkins, Veteran


MULTI-CITY, New York - 20 Jun 2017



The family of Mr. Burton A. Perkins, "Greatest Generation" hero has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Perkins, 93, a resident of Mechanicville, formerly of Glens Falls and Glen Lake, passed away at his residence Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Born January 12, 1924, in Greenwich, N.Y., Burton worked for more than 40 years at Steven & Thompson Paper Mill in Middle Falls, N.Y., serving as President of United Paper Workers International Union for many years.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army from December 9, 1942 until his official discharge on February 10, 1946 at Fort Dix, N.J. He was stationed with the 9th AAS Service Command in England and was trained as a Chemical Warfare Specialist. He received 3 medals and was discharged at the rank of Corporal.

He enjoyed NASCAR, local stock car racing and the Adirondack Red Wings. He was actively involved as Commander of the American Legion Post 278, Assistant Cub Master Pack 13 Schuylerville, and Little League coach.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for, and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Burton A. Perkins, proud US Army veteran and "Greatest Generation" hero.


Primary Staging Time: 08:45 A.M.
Flynn Brothers Funeral Home
13 Gates Avenue
Schuylerville, New York - 12871
Ride Captain:
"Big Dan" Nolin
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Special Instructions:
Stage at the funeral home for the arrival of family. Service scheduled for 09:30, followed by by escort to:

Greenwich Cemetery
County Route 52
Greenwich, NY 12834
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.



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