Honor Mission
Francis Reed Vandenburgh, Jr.
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran

Fireman, 1st Responder

Waterford/Schuylerville, NY - 07/30/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:

We have been requested by the family of Frances Reed Vandenberg, Jr. to participate in his military honors funeral. Frank passed away July 25th 2020. Frank graduated from Waterford Halfmoon High School. After graduation he joined the US Air Force and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 69. He distinguished himself by meritorious service as a bulk fuel storage operator, Fuels Management Branch, chief of Supply Division, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. Frank was a volunteer firefighter at Kavanaugh Hook and Ladder Fire Department and was an active member of the Waterford Rescue Squad. He also served on the Waterford Police department. Frank retired from New York Transportation System Region I as highway maintenance supervisor. He also served in many capacities with the American Legion Post 1450 and Lansingburgh Vet.

We will be there to render honor, dignity and respect for the life in service of Frank Vandenberg Junior.

A portion of this narrative was obtained from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home obituary.

View the full obituary by clicking HERE.

Primary Staging Date: 07/30/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:15
AM or PM: am
Staging Location:

Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
133 Broad St
Waterford, NY 12188

Map link click HERE.

Lead Ride Captain: Bruce Barger
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #:  
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 stand a flag line for the arrival of family and guests until 12:30 at which time there will be a funeral service. Then we will have the dignified transfer and escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for a 2:00 pm service.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 07/30/2020
Second Staging Time: 01:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Map link click HERE.

Second Lead Ride Captain: Bruce Barger
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Second Stage - Special Information: Anyone arriving at 1:30 is asked to stand sentry at the gate.
Submitted by: Dan Nolin
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