US Army


Honor Mission

Wilfredo "Fred" Vega

US Army Veteran

Schuylerville, NY - 12/08/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Wilfredo "Fred" Vega has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Fred, 69, passed on December 1, 2022, at his home in Guilderland, NY.

Born in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, Fred grew up in the Bronx, NY where he was a quarterback for the football team at DeWitt Clinton High School. He later served as a medic in the US Army between 1976 and 1979, earning an honorable discharge at the rank of Specialist 4th Class.

Fred furthered his medical career in civilian life as a sonographer. His last position was at Greenwich Radiology in Greenwich, CT. He retired in 2020 and moved to Guilderland, NY. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed biking and hiking as often as possible.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/08/2022 at 02:00pm

Staging Location:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871

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:

Interment with military honors scheduled for 2:30 pm. Please stage quietly and follow updated staging protocols.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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