US Air Force


Honor Mission

Rudy F. Colich

US Air Force Vietnam War Veteran

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Hopewell Junction, NY - 12/14/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 6, Region 7

About the Mission:

SGT Rudy F. Colich served in the US Air Force from August 1966 until June 1970. He was an Aircraft Maintenance Specialist and served 3 years 5 months in Vietnam. He was in the Air Force Reserves until August 1972. He received these decorations: Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal.
After returning from the service, Rudy received a degree from Dutchess Community College in 1973 and in 1973 to 74, he studied at SUNY New Paltz majoring in Mathematics.
Rudy started his career with the Dutchess County Jail and became an officer for the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office first as Road Patrol then promoted to Detective. He became certified in scuba diving for rescue and recovery and part of the Sheriff's boat patrol on the Hudson River. Upon retiring in 2004 he worked for Marist College as a security officer for eight years.

A portion of this narrative was obtained from the McHoul Funeral Home obituary. Click here to read the full obituary.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/14/2022 at 08:45am

Staging Location:

McHoul Funeral Home
895 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Otero - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(845) 489-8986

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:

Stage for a dignified transfer at the funeral home, then escort to the St. Denis Cemetery on Beekman Road where military honors will be rendered.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Bob Boisvert

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