Michael P. Palo
U.S. Army - Vietnam
Staten Island, NY - 02/03-04/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 7, Region 8, Region 9|
|About the Mission:||The family of U.S. Army SP4 (P) Michael P. Palo has asked Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his funeral services.
Specialist Palo faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our nation from the time of his enlistment on 9 July 1968 until his honorable discharge on 8 July 1970. He served one year in Vietnam, 18 December 1968 through 17 December 1969. He was an Equipment Storage Specialist (76V20.)
For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Two Overseas Bars, and Sharpshooter (Rifle).
He then went on to serve another four years in the U.S. Army Reserve until 8 July 1974.
Mike was a founding member and past President of Rolling Thunder, New York, Chapter 1. His dedication to Veterans' Issues, especially the POW/MIA issue, was strong and unrelenting. He was a friend and mentor to many.
Please be sure to come out to stand for this great patriot and with his family.
Rolling Thunder always supports PGR Missions - it's our turn to support Rolling Thunder.
|Primary Staging Date:||02/03/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||06:30|
|AM or PM:||pm|
Casey Funeral Home
|Lead Ride Captain:||William Byrne|
|Lead Ride Captain email:||wbyrnerollingthunderli@gmail.
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:||516.765.0905|
Viewing at the Funeral Home, 7 - 9 PM
|Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?||yes|
|Second Staging Date:||02/04/2020|
|Second Staging Time:||09:00|
|Second Stage - AM or PM:||am|
|Second Location:||Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Parking Lot Entrances are at 128 Windsor Road
and 13 Henning Street.
|Second Lead Ride Captain:||Wayne Cohen|
|Second Stage - Special Information:||Stage at the Funeral Home 9 AM for Flag Line to greet family and friends
before Dignified Transfer and escort to
Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church
If you wish to ride from Long Island to Staten Island with Rolling Thunder Chapter 6, you are invited to meet at 7:30 AM for a briefing, KSU 8 AM Sharp - 222 E 2nd Street, Mineola NY 11501
Optionally, stage at 8 AM at the old NYSP Barracks, just west of exit 14 on the westbound Southern State Parkway.
KSU around 8:15 AM, or when Rolling Thunder riders coming from Mineola arrive.
|Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?||yes|
|Third Staging Date:||02/04/2020|
|Third Staging Time:||09:30|
|Third Stage - AM or PM:||am|
Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM
|Third Lead Ride Captain:||Wayne Cohen|
|Third LRC Email and Phone #:|
|Third Stage - Special Information:||If staging directly at church, please form a flag line to receive a large procession from the funeral home.|
|Is there a Fourth Stage to this Mission?||no|
|Submitted by:||Wayne Cohen - SRC 8|