US Army

 

Honor Mission

August A. Gefken

US Army
Vietnam Era Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 10/26/2022

 

Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 8, Region 9


About the Mission:

Mr. Gefken honorably served his country from 1965 to 1967 with Company C 2nd Bn 17th Inf (mech) Eighth Army attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. The family has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to stand and honor him.


Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/26/2022 at 10:00am


Staging Location:

Charles J O'Shea Funeral Home
603 Wantagh Ave.
Wantagh, NY 11793
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bill Byrne - 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:

Meet RC Byrne at the funeral home with your flags to escort this hero to Saint Bernard RC Church, 3100 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY for an 11 am mass. After a dignified transfer, the escort will proceed to Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Farmingdale.

Map to Church

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?

yes


Second Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/26/2022 at 12:00 pm


Second Location:

Pinelawn Memorial Park
2030 Wellwood Ave.
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Map to cemetery

Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Jim & Terry Martinelli

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Second Stage - Special Information:

Please meet at the administration building parking area for instructions from RCs. Please bring your flags.


Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?

no


Submitted by:

Pete Jepson SRC Region9

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BM 10/24; MER

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