Honor Mission
Alexander B. Smolinski
USCG - WWII Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 11/12/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Alexander Bernard Smolinski has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Al, 99, passed on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Al was a graduate of Albany High School and a veteran, serving in the United States Coast Guard during World War II from May 21, 1942 to December 5, 1945. Known as ‘Smokey’ to his friends in the service, he served on many ships including the USS Monomoy (AG-40), a commercial cargo ship acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II, the USS Brunswick (PF-68), a United States Navy Tacoma-class frigate and the USS Centaurus (AKA-17), an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship. Al was honorably discharged at the rank of Machinist Mate Second Class, and for his service, was awarded the American Area Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Area Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Area Medal.

Al maintained lifelong friendships with his shipmates, attending reunions until they ceased due to their advancing ages. He was a member of the American Legion Zaloga Post #1520, and the Albany Polish Community Center.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Al's obituary, available for viewing online on the New Comer Cremations & Funerals website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/12/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church
23 Crumitie Rd.
Loudonville, NY 12211
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Lead Ride Captain: Ed Czuchrey
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
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 church with a flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Church services scheduled for 10:00 am, followed by escort and interment at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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