Honor Mission
John J. Devany
US Navy Veteran
Wantagh / Calverton, NY - 05/11/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission: Aviation Electrician's Mate John J. Devany faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our nation in the US Navy. He joined on 8 November 1966 and was honorably discharged on 7 August 1970, before serving two more years in the Reserve.
For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
His family has requested PGR participation in his final honors, as we are likely to be the only honors he will receive - try to attend if you can.
Primary Staging Date: 05/11/2020
Primary Staging Time: 12:30
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Charles O'Shea Funeral Home
603 Wantagh Ave.
Wantagh, NY 11793
Lead Ride Captain: Wayne Cohen
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 516-729-9869
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

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

  • Stay a minimum of 10 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: Stage at funeral home for dignified transfer and escort immediately following.
There will be no viewing or outdoor service - departure expected to be 1PM.
Escort to Calverton ETA 2PM.
Instructions for arrival at Calverton National Cemetery:
Just before arrival, motorcycles will pull away from the procession and line up on the right shoulder before the entrance to cemetery. Quickly dismount, whereupon RC will call order to stand at attention, then present arms.
Mission complete.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 05/11/2020
Second Staging Time: 01:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY
Second Lead Ride Captain:  
Second LRC Email and Phone #:  
Second Stage - Special Information: Please stage at entrance with a flag line for incoming procession from O'Shea Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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