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Honor Mission

Kevin J. Heinzerling

US Marine Corps
USAF Reserve
NYS Corrections Officer

Bergen, NY - 03/15/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Kevin J. Heinzerling has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services.  Kevin, 60, passed on March 11 2024. 

Born in Rochester, NY Kevin was a graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School. After high school, he served his country in the United States Marines Corps between 1980 and 1985.  He was trained as a Machine Gunner (MOS 0331) and was involved in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada in 1983.  He was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal, and for his service, was awarded the following citations and awards; Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, USMC Good Conduct Medal, USMC Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.  Kevin later served in the USAF Reserves.

After his military service, Kevin started his career in law enforcement as a correctional officer. Later in his career he found joy in working for Miller’s Mill Works Inc.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Kevin's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

03/15/2024 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

Mt. Rest Cemetery
Lake Street
(Corner of Rt 19 and 262 )
Bergen, NY 14416
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Dick (DIXIE) Hancock
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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:

Members will stand a respectfull flag line for arrival of family and guests. There will be a brief ceremony with military honors.  Please dress for the weather.

Note:  For those that may wish to attend, Calling Hours are Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 5pm to 7pm at H.E. Turner Funeral Home, 51 South Lake St., Bergen NY

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dick (DIXIE)Hancock

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