US Army



John C. LaReau

US Army
Vietnam Veteran
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Multi-City, NY - 01/06/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of John C. "Jack" LaReau has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Jack, 77, died January 2, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a months-long illness.

Born in Shreveport, LA, Jack spent most of his childhood growing up in Albany, NY.  After graduating from Vincentian Institute in Albany, he entered the US Army on 11 August 1967. He served as a Payroll Disbursement Specialist (MOS 73C20), and completed an 11 month tour of duty in Vietnam with the 1st Logistics Command. Jack was honorably discharged on 3 August 1969 at the rank of Specialist 5th Class, and for his service was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device.

Upon his discharge from the military in 1969, Jack graduated from the State University of New York at Albany, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. After a short stretch teaching in the Albany School District, he began a 30+ year career with the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, retiring as the Help Desk Manager in 2007.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

01/06/2023 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

Our Lady of Victory Church
55 N. Lake Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Mercier - 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 at the church with a flag line for the arrival of family and guests. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 am, followed by escort to, and interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, Menands, NY Click here for map

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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