Honor Mission
MG Dennis J. Fagan
US Army National Guard (Ret.)
Middle Island, NY - 06/26/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission:

The Family of US Army National Guard Major General Dennis J. Fagan has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to stand for and escort this Hero's to Calverton National Cemetery. General Fagan commanded the 187th Signal Brigade and also the 7th Regiment in Manhattan, serving from 1969 to 1998. He and his father have the distinction of being the only two Generals to command the 7th regiment.

When not serving his country, General Fagan was a school teacher in Sayville as well as a Adjunct Professor for the State University of NY at Oswego School of Education supervising student teachers. He was also a National Officer of the Knights of Templor as well as Chancellor of the Priority of St. Patrick at West Point. Mr. Fagan was married for 47 years and has 4 children and 8 grand children. His awards were many and include the NY Conspicuous Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (X3), Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal (X2), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (X5), Army Achievement Medal (X2), Army Commendation Medal, USA Meritorious Service Medal (X3), USA Legion of Merit, NY State Humane Service Medal, NY State Exercise Ribbon, NY State Aid to Civilian Authorities Ribbon, NY State Long and Faithful Service Ribbon, NY State Military Commendation Medal, and the NY State Meritorious Service Medal. What a long and distinguished career of service he had. Please join us in standing for this hero.

A portion of this narrative was obtained from General Fagan's obituary, available for viewing on the Mangano Funeral Home website by clicking HERE

Primary Staging Date: 06/26/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Mangano Funeral Home
640 Middle Country Rd.
Middle Island, NY
Lead Ride Captain: John Fenech
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 631-793-0096
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: We will escort from the funeral home to Church for mass and then onto Calverton. Please bring your own flags
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 06/26/2020
Second Staging Time: 11:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Front Entrance of Calverton National Cemetery. As of now we are able to go to the chapel area but we must remain on the grass along the roadway. If that changes you will be updated.
Second Lead Ride Captain: Sue and Gene Frohnhoefer
Second LRC Email and Phone #:  
Second Stage - Special Information:  
Submitted by: John Fenech
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All photos on this website are copyright protected and belong to the original owner and are being used by permission.