James D. Peterson
Korean War Era Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 10/06/2023
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
The family of James D. Peterson has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. James, 88, of Hyde Park, previously of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at The Eleanor Nursing Care Center at Hyde Park.
Born in the Bronx, James graduated from Monroe High School, Class of 1949. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Borie (DD-704), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, from 1951-1955, as a Radioman 2nd Class. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class, and for his service, was awarded a Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was a long-time member of the Tin Can Sailors organization.
Jim built a 30-year career with AT&T that relocated him to the San Francisco area of California. He left AT&T and after holding a variety of other positions, relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. While in Nevada, Jim expanded his resume by working for a Rock and Roll radio station (KKLZ), a commercial airline (Key Airlines) and then settled into his final 20+ year career working for Wal-Mart in the sporting goods department. Only within that last 6 years did Jim make the tough decision to retire! He experienced the Hudson Valley Honor Flight to Washington, DC.
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
10/06/2023 at 11:15am
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
3 Mount Hope Way
Albany NY 12202
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
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.
Staging in the hotel parking lot with anticipated KSU of 11:30 - 11:40 am. Riders will provide escort for the Peterson family who will be transporting the honorees cremains. Interment scheduled for 1:00 pm at Saratoga National Cemetery.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
10/06/2023 at 12:30pm
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Please stage quietly and in accordance with current guidelines.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
rs 09/19; MER