US Marines


Honor Mission

James Dowdall III

US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 12/22/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of James Dowdall III has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. James, 73, a resident of Livingstonville, passed away at Cobleskill Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 15, 2022 after battling a long-time illness.

Born in Weehawken, NJ, Jim enlisted in the Marines on 13 May 1966, one month after his 17th birthday. He served as a Motor Vehicle Operator (Specialty Number 3531) and spent 13 months in Vietnam between 1967-1968. He was honorably discharged on 13 May 1969 at the rank of Corporal, and for his service, was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal w/"V" Device, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, and the Rifle Expert Badge.

Jim devoted his life to his family, who could count on him for anything. He had a passion for nature and enjoyed many hunting trips, although the latest hunting trips may have included a nap under a tree. A true sportsman, he was a member of the Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Jim's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/22/2022 at 08:30am

Staging Location:

Our Lady of the Valley
111 Wells Avenue
(Corner of Main)
Middleburgh, NY 12122

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Paul orzolek - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

Staging will be at the church with a flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 09:00 am, followed by a dignified transfer and procession to Saratoga National Cemetery.  PGR members are not required to join the procession.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Second Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/22/2022 at 11:30am

Second Location:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
schuylerville, NY 12871

Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Barger

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Second Stage - Special Information:

Interment with military honors is scheduled for 12:00 pm. Please stage quietly and in accordance with updated staging instructions.

Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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