US Army


Honor Mission

George K. Elbel

US Army
Korean War Veteran
and NYS Trooper
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Batavia, NY - 05/25/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of George K. Elbel has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services.  Mr. Elbel passed on May 16 2024 at the age of 91.

Born in Rossiter, PA, Mr. Elbel entered the US Army at the age of 21 and was attached to the 545th 1st Cavalry Division, Military Police, during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1956, and continued serving his country by becoming a New York State Trooper.  He retired after 32 years of dedicated service and duty at Batavia Troop A Barracks, as Major in charge of eight counties in Western NY.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

05/25/2024 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

Emanual Baptist Church
190 Oak St.
Batavia, NY 14020

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Dick Hancock
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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 our hero and family. After the funeral service,  members will escort Mr. Elbel and family to Grandview Cemetery, 90 Clinton St., Batavia, NY 14020 for interment with military honors. There are several missions this week, so please do what you can to support them.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dick (DIXIE)Hancock

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