Honor Mission
Carl S. Oberg
Multi-City, NY - 11/25/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Carl Sterner Oberg has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Carl, 95, passed on November 18, 2020.

Carl grew up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and served in the United States Army Air Corps as a bombardier during WWII, earning the rank of Flight Officer. After his Army service, Carl used the GI Bill to study at UMASS-Amherst, married and had a long and successful career as a U.S. Steel salesman.

He later became a certified financial planner, beginning the second chapter of his life. At 70 years old, he got his pilot’s license and enjoyed 10 years of flying small airplanes, a testament to his sense of adventure. Carl was able to participate in the Leatherstocking Honor Flight a few years ago and was very moved by the Patriot Guard Riders escort.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Carl's obituary, available for viewing online on the Myers Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/25/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:15
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: George T. Smith Park
891 Main Street
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Click here for map
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
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: The family will be transporting the cremated remains of Carl to the cemetery. PGR members will stage at the George T. Smith Park, near the family home, and provide escort to the Saratoga National Cemetery from there. Click here for a link to the route map.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 11/25/2020
Second Staging Time: 11:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Interment with military honors scheduled for 11:30 am. Those members arriving early are requested to stand a flag line at the main entrance for the arrival of the funeral cortege.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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