US Army


Honor Mission

Joseph R. Arnold

US Army
Cold War Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 09/11/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 6, Region 7

About the Mission:

The family of Joseph R. Arnold has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Joseph, 80, passed away on July 28, 2023, at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Joseph proudly served in the United States Army during the Cold War Era. Enlisting on February 10, 1961, he was trained as a Field Artilleryman (MOS140.00), and served for 2 years and 11 months on active duty, including 2 years and 6 months overseas assigned to "A" Battery, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 8th Artillery in Hawaii. He was released from active duty on 23 January 1964, and was honorably discharged from the inactive reserves on 2 February 1967 at the rank of Private First Class. For his service, Joseph was awarded an Expert Badge (Rifle, M-1).

Following his military service, Joseph worked for over 20 years as a maintenance worker at the Hudson Valley VA Medical Center, Castle Point Campus in Wappingers Falls, New York, until he retired. Joe found joy from the simplest things, he loved music and movies.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

09/11/2023 at 11:15am

Staging Location:

Libby Funeral and Cremation
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Otero
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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 funeral home with a flag line for dignified transfer. Members will provide escort to Fishkill Rural Cemetery, 801 US-9, Fishkill, NY 12524, for interment with military honors scheduled for 12:00 pm.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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