US Army


Honor Mission

Edward F. Lavocat

US Army
Korean War Veteran
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Williamsville, NY - 05/23/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Edward F. Lavocat has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Lavocat passed on May 17, 2024 at the age of 93.

Mr. Lavocat served our nation from march of 1952 to December of 1953, including 1 year and 20 days in Korea. Honorably discharged in December of 1953,  Mr. Lavocat received Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

Mr. Lavocat's obituary is availabe for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

05/23/2024 at 08:30am

Staging Location:

Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home
1671 Maple Road
Williamsville N.Y. 14221

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Tom Murphy
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 15, May 2024

The CDC has changed its COVID-19 protocol recommendations for 2024, updating them to reflect the changing severity and transmission of the virus. Please click here for the latest information and continue to practice common sense distancing protocols while in enclosed locations.

Special Information:

Members will form a flag line for arriving family for a short mass. With a dignified transfer, PGR members will escort our hero and family to St. Pius Church, 1700 North French Road for Mass of Christian Burial, followed by entombment at Queen Of Heaven Cemetery. Make sure your flags are secure. It's a busy week do what you can to support our Heroes.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dick (DIXIE)Hancock

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