Honor Mission
Alfred Kurtz
US Army - WWII Veteran
Elizabethtown, NY - 10/03/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited, by the family, to stand in honor of the life and service of Alfred Kurtz.

Alfred “Alfie”Kurtz of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully on September 24th.  He was over 100 years old.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946, and received two bronze stars

After returning home to Erie, PA he fell in love and married AnnaBelle McKrell in 1948. They worked the Hotel circuit until they landed at the Windsor Hotel in Elizabethtown, NY where they stayed and raised their family. Al wore many hats after they took up residency in Elizabethtown. He worked as a laborer with Reale Construction, an electrician for Herb Hildebrandt and maintenance for the Essex County Horace Nye Home from which he retired in his 70’s. Not one to stop, he then hooked up with George Huttig where he began delivering parts from Ticonderoga to Paul Smith’s and also became known as “the Mailman” until his late 90’s when he finally retired. Al was a member of American Legion Post #551, VFW Post #5802, Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club, Elizabethtown Fish & Game Club and the Elizabethtown Fire Department where he also served as Fire Commissioner. 

The above narrative were taken from Mr. Kurtz obituary which appeared in the Press Republican.  Mr. Kurtz's full obituary can be viewed clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 10/03/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Boquet Valley CSD
7530 Court Street (US Rt 9)
Elizabethtown, NY 12932

Staging will be across the street from the school.
Lead Ride Captain: Dan Nolin
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 5183616410
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: We will stage at 10:00 am and form a flag line for the arrival of family.  At 10:30 am we will proceed to the cemetery where we will form another flag line for military honors.
Submitted by: Dan Nolin
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