US Army


Honor Mission

Michael R. Bourdeau

U.S. Army
Vietnam Veteran
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Multi-City, NY - 01/27/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested by the family of Michael R. Bourdeau to participate in his military honors funeral services.  Michael, 75, of Fourth Street, Glens Falls, passed away at home on Sunday, January 22, 2023

Prior to serving his country, Mike worked at local farms in the area.  He was drafted into the Army on 24 October 1967 and was trained as a Ground Surveillance Radar Crewman (MOS 17K20), with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam.  He completed a 13 month tour of duty there, and was honorably discharged on 26 May 1969 at the rank of Specialist 4th Class.  For his service, Mike was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

After returning from the service, Mike was employed at NIBCO in South Glens Falls, and retired from the Warren County Airport in 2009.  During his retirement, he continued working and assisting others while driving a bus for the Kingsbury Fort Edward Senior Center.  Mike was a lifetime member of the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia and the Blackhorse. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 233 in Glens Falls.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

01/27/2023 at 10:00am

Staging Location:

Carlton Funeral Home
68 Main St.
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Barger - 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:

We will stage with a flag line for a dignified transfer, followed by escort to Saint Mary's Church, 62 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY.  Following a dignified transfer and start of the church services, we will stand down.  Interment will take place in the Spring.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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