Honor Mission
George H. Flanders, Sr.
US Army - Korean War Veteran

Castleton, NY - 11/19/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of George H. Flanders, Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. George, 87, passed on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Born in Albany, George moved to Castleton from the Albany-Colonie area at the age of 16 to be in the country, along with his parents. He entered the US Army on March 17, 1953, at the age of 20, and served his country during the Korean War. He was a proud member of the 7th Division, 32nd Infantry Regiment, serving on the main line of resistance. He spent one year and 5 months overseas, and for his service was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. He was offered a promotion to Sergeant, but chose to remain a Corporal, until his honorable discharge on January 28, 1955.

In 1956, he went to work in the Press Room at the Fort Orange Paper Company. In 1967, he went to work at the Saratoga Post Office but because of illness moved to Indian Lake to be with family. He went on to work construction for Laborers #35 (now Laborers #190) in Utica, from whom he received a 50 year honorary membership certificate. He retired in 1995. He was a passionate outdoorsman and marksman who loved to hunt and be with his son, whom he taught to hunt at an early age. George was a resident of Van Rensselaer Manor since 2019.

George's full obituary is available for viewing online on the Ray Funeral Service website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/19/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:15
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Staging Location: Ray Funeral Service
59 Seaman Avenue
Castleton, NY 12033
Lead Ride Captain: Don Miller, Jr.
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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 funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer. Members will escort approximately 1/2 mile to Mountain View Cemetery, 48 Scott Ave., Castleton, where military honors and interment services will be conducted at 11:00 am.

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Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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