US Army


Honor Mission

James E. Grossman

US Army
Vietnam Veteran

Andover, NY - 04/10/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of James E. Grossman has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in honoring his life and service to our nation. Mr. Grossman, 87, passed on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Born in Andover, NY, Mr. Grossman was a 1954 graduate of Andover Central School.  He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958 and again from 1960 to 1966, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.  For his service, he was awarded a Bronze Star, Army Good Conduct Medal (2 awards), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (3 awards), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Expert Qualification Badge w/Auto Rifle & Carbine Bars.

Mr. Grossman's full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here


Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

04/10/2024 at 01:00pm

Staging Location:

Hillside Cemetery
Upper Main Street
Andover, NY 14806
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Don Higgins
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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.

Special Information:

Patriot Guard Riders will form a flag line for arrival of the funeral cortege. Military honors will follow after a brief service. Please make sure your flags are presentable.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dick Hancock

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