Honor Mission
Rudolph Blair
US Army - WWII
Calverton - 05/15/2020
***Updated 14 May, 2020 - 08:15 Hrs.***
Staging Instructions have been updated as shown below
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission: PFC Rudolph Blair faithfully and honorably executed his duties to our nation as Bugler (803) in the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was inducted on 15 February 1943 and was honorably discharged on 11 December 1945.

Battles and campaigns as follows: Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France, Rhineland. For his service, he was awarded the American Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was an Expert on the M1 Rifle.

His family has requested PGR participation in his final honors.
Primary Staging Date: 05/15/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Macken Mortuary, Inc.
52 Clinton Ave
Rockville Centre NY 11570
Acting Ride Captain: William Byrne
Acting Ride Captain email: wbyrnerollingthunderli@gmail.com
Acting 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 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: Please stage at funeral home for dignified transfer and military honors.
Escort to Calverton National Cemetery immediately following - KSU approximately 9:15AM
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date:  05/15/2020
Second Staging Time: 09:45
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton NY 11792
Second Lead Ride Captain: Gene and Sue Frohnhoefer
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage Special Information: Please stage at the cemetery gate and see RCs Gene and Sue for instructions.
Procession leaving from Macken Mortuary, Inc, Rockville Center approximately 9:15 AM.
Is there a Third 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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