Honor Mission
John J. Prastio, Sr.
US Marine Corps - Vietnam Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 04/19/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of John James Prastio, Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. John, 76, passed on April 11, 2021.

A 3-tour Vietnam Veteran, John served with the 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines, and was the recipient of three Purple Hearts. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. His individual strength was immeasurable. At 20, he was told he would never walk again due to battle wounds but with his determination and perseverance he walked.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in John's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 04/19/2021
Primary Staging Time: 10:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Fredendall Funeral Home
199 Main Street
Altamont, NY 12009
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
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 or any other physical contact of any kind..
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * 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 face-mask, 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. KSU will take place at approximately 11:00 am. Services at Saratoga National Cemetery are scheduled for 12:30 pm.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 04/19/2021
Second Staging Time: 12:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Bruce Barger
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Members staging at the cemetery are asked to proceed directly to the staging area to form a flag line at the interment shelter at the appropriate time. There will be no sentry at the main entrance. Interment services are scheduled for 12:30 pm.
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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