Honor Mission
Stuart W. Vidal
US Army - WWII Veteran
Beacon, NY - 03/24/2020
 
 
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 6
About the Mission:

The family of WWII Veteran Stuart W. Vidal has requested a PGR escort from the Libby Funeral Home to the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.


Stuart was a veteran of World War II, where he served as 1st Sergeant. He was drafted in 1942, and served 6 years with distinction. United States Army 1st Sergeant Vidal and his division were involved with the construction and maintenance of the airfield at Tinian, one of the Northern Mariana Islands in the South Pacific. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as his friends and family will attest. He was a long standing member of VFW Post 170 and American Legion Post 1302.
A portion of this narrative was obtained from the Libby Funeral Home obituary.
View the full obituary at the following link: https://www.libbyfuneralhome.com/memorials/stuart-vidal/4139924/obituary.php

Also see the recent article about Sgt Vidal's 103 birthday in November 2019; recognized for His Service.
https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2019/11/11/poughkeepsie-wwii-veteran-stuart-vidal-sees-improvement/2518809001/

Primary Staging Date: 03/24/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Ave.
Beacon, NY 12508
Lead Ride Captain: Bob Boisvert
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 845-242-5088
Special Information: Due to the recent pandemic restrictions on funerals, we will not stand a flag line at the funeral home. We will only provide an escort from the funeral home to the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, 342 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Upon arrival at the cemetery we will stand a flag line at the circle (with appropriate social distance) while a TAPS tribute is played. The 'casket container' will remain inside the hearse and the family will remain inside their vehicle with windows down to take in the sounding of TAPS. This is a VERY modified version of HONORS. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The mission ends at the cemetery.
Submitted by: Bob Boisvert
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