Honor Mission
James A. Deso, Jr.
US Army - Vietnam

Multi-City, NY - 11/24/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of James Anthony Deso, Jr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. James, 77, passed on November 20, 2020.

James served his country proudly in the United States Army, entering on March 19, 1965. He was trained as a First Cook (MOS 94B20), and was assigned to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade based at Tay Ninh Combat Base, Vietnam. He served until his honorable discharge on March 12, 1967 and earned the rank of Specialist 5th Class (E-5). For his service, James was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Marksman Badge (M-14 Rifle).

After his military service, James worked for the Greyhound Transit Company and St. Anne's Institute, and enjoyed coin collecting.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in James' obituary, available for viewin gonline on the McVeigh Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/24/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, NY 12206
Lead Ride Captain: Ed Czuchrey
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #:  
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: Staging at the funeral home with a flag line during visitation hours, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery to follow.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 11/24/2020
Second Staging Time: 01:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Ed Czuchrey
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Second Stage - Special Information: Staging at the cemetery for a 2:00 pm interment with military honors. Members arriving early are asked to form a flag line at the main entrance for the arrival of the funeral cortege.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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