Honor Mission
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
Staging Location:

Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

Map

Parking Lot Entrances are at 128 Windsor Road
and 13 Henning Street.

Lead Ride Captain: William Byrne
Lead Ride Captain email: wbyrnerollingthunderli@gmail.com
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 516.765.0905
Special Information:

Viewing at the Funeral Home, 7 - 9 PM
If you wish to ride from Long Island to Staten Island with Rolling Thunder Chapter 6, you are invited to meet at 4:30 PM for a briefing, KSU 5 PM Sharp - 222 E 2nd Street, Mineola NY 11501

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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 LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
516.729.9869
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
Third Location:

Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church
1095 Forest Avenue
Staten Island NY 10310

Map
Parking Lot Entrance is opposite 140 Greenleaf Ave, to the left of the church.

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
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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