Honor Mission
Gerard E. Black
US Navy
Multi-City, NY - 11/18/2020
UPDATE - Name change and added rank.
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission:

Seaman 1st Class, Gerard E. Black faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our nation from June 1959 until his honorable discharge in June 1961, aboard the USS Sarda.
It is our turn to stand for this veteran who has stood for us.

Read Mr. Blacks' Obituary HERE

Primary Staging Date: 11/18/2020
Primary Staging Time: 8:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location:

Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home
3863 Merrick Rd
Seaford, NY 11783


Acting Lead Ride Captain: William Byrne
Acting Lead Ride Captain email: wbyrnerollingthunderli@gmail.com
Acting Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 516-765-0905
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: Please stage at the funeral home for dignified transfer and escort to church.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? Yes
Second Staging Date: 11/18/2020
Second Staging Time: 9:10
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location:

Saint William the Abbot RC Church
2000 Jackson Av
Seaford, NY 11783


Acting Lead Ride Captain: William Byrne
Acting LRC Email and Phone #:  
Second Stage - Special Information: Please stage at church with flag line to receive the funeral procession.
Mass begins at 9:30AM
Dignified transfer and escort to Saint Charles Cemetery to follow mass.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? Yes
Third Staging Date: 11/18/2020
Third Staging Time: 10:15
Third Stage - AM or PM: am
Third Location:

Saint Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave.
Farmingdale, NY 11735


Third Lead Ride Captain: William Byrne
Third LRC Email and Phone #:  
Third Stage - Special Information: Please stage cemetery for arrival of funeral procession.
Procession may arrive as early as 10:30 AM, depending on length of church service.
Is there a Fourth Stage to this Mission? No
Submitted by: Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8
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