US Army


Honor Mission

Alexander Baktis

US Army
Vietnam Era Veteran
and NYPD

Valley Stream, NY - 11/04/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 8, Region 9

About the Mission:

The family of Alexander Baktis has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his funeral services.  Alexander, 78, of Valley Stream, NY (formerly of East New York, Brooklyn), passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30th.

Mr. Baktis was honorably discharged as SP4 on 1 July 1970 after serving with the United States Army, HH & SB, 2d Bn, 104th Arty.  He served proudly as a Specialist in the Army National Guard until his Honorable Discharge on June 24th, 1971. He went on to serve the residents of New York City as a patrolman with the NYPD, keeping watch in the 9th Precinct (Manhattan) until his retirement in 1981. He then went on to run a successful business as a general contractor throughout Long Island and the New York City metro area for well over 20 years.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mr. Baktis' obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here


Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

11/04/2022 at 11:30am

Staging Location:

St. John's (Church) Cemetery
919 Elmont Rd
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Rich "Chief" Schiraldi - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.

Special Information:

Please stage at the cemetery entrance to await the procession from Brooklyn by Fullerton Funeral Home.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8 NY

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