Honor Mission
John F Donovan
USMC - Korean War Veteran

Multi City, NY - 01/08/2021
Update 01/07 @ 08:10 pm - Changed staging time for stage 3 to 11:15 am.
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission: The family of John F. Donovan has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Donovan faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our nation from the time of his induction on 15 November 1951 until his honorable discharge at the rank of Private First Class on 4 November 1953.
His MOS 0411 - Maintenance Management Specialist.  He was awarded a Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat against the enemy on 3 February 1953. He also received the Korean Service Medal w/ 2 Stars, United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Primary Staging Date: 01/08/2021
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Fairchild Sons Funeral Chapel
1570 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY 11030
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 Funeral Home 08:30 hrs.
Escort to church in Valley Stream to KSU approx 08:45-09:00hrs.

Fairchild and Sons Funeral Home is only a staging area.
Funeral Director is from Lynn Funeral Services.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 01/08/2021
Second Staging Time: 09:15
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Holy Name of Mary RC Church
55 East Jamaica Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Second Acting Lead Ride Captain: William Byrne
Second Acting LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Dignified transfer and escort to Calverton National Cemetery to follow mass.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? yes
Third Staging Date: 01/08/2021
Third Staging Time: 11:15
Third Stage - AM or PM: am
Third Location: Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY  11792
Third Lead Ride Captain: Gene and Sue Frohnhoefer
Third LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Third Stage - Special Information: Flag line for arrival of funeral cortege at cemetery entrance.
See RC's Sue and Gene Frohnhoefer for further instructions.

Although Mr. Donovan is scheduled at 11:30AM at Calverton, mass at church does not begin until 9:45 AM. Services will end about 10:45AM, possibly earlier, and at least one hour to travel from Valley Stream to Calverton puts the procession in at 11:30AM at the earliest.
Is there a Fourth Stage to this Mission? no
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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