1 Lt. John J Heffernan
US Army Air Forces
WWII - KIA
Multi-City, NJ - NY - 11/19/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission:
On February 22, 1944, 1LT Heffernan was a navigator on a B-25G Mitchell bomber on a mission to Burma. The plane crashed after bursting into flames and remains of the crew were not found at that time. Investigations from 2017 to 2020 located remains which were identified as this American Hero. Patriot Guard Riders has been asked by the family to escort and stand for this hero as he is finally brought home.
A full background story about 1Lt. Heffernans loss and recovery is available for viewing online by clicking here
A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here
19 November 2022
(Parking lot behind) Roslyn Savings Bank
254-09 Horace Harding Expressway
Little Neck NY 11362
KSU 7:30 AM
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
11/19/2022 at 09:00am
Feeney Funeral Home
232 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
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.
New York PGR members who wish to join the New Jersey PGR members in the escort from the funeral home in New Jersey to the church, please stage as indicated. Bring your own flags. There will be a dignified transfer into the church for a 10:00 am mass. There will then be a full LEO escort with New Jersey and NY State troopers to Queens, NY.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
11/19/2022 at 11:30am
St. Johns Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Ave.
Middle Village, Queens ,NY 11379
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Meet RC Rich at the parking lot just inside the main entrance to the cemetery on Metropolitan Ave. He will advise of needed details and forming of flag lines for arrival of escort.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
Pete Jepson SRC Region9
rs 11/14; MER