US Navy


Honor Mission

Joseph F. LaTone

US Navy
Vietnam Era Veteran

Jamestown, NY - 04/10/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Joseph F. LaTone has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in honoring his life and service to our nation. Joseph F. LaTone, age 77, passed away on April 5, 2024.

Born in Silver Creek, NY Joseph attended Jamestown High School. After graduating from school, he joined the US Navy and served on active duty from 1965 to 1967, including time aboard the USS Little Rock (CLG-4), a Galveston Missile Cruiser.  The ship is currently displayed at the Buffalo NY Naval and Military Park. His MOS was SF4910, Sheet Metal Fabricator.  Earning the rank of Seaman, E-3, Joseph was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

04/10/2024 at 11:00am

Staging Location:

Lind Funeral Home
805 West 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bob Caldwell
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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 members will form a flag line at the funeral home. Dress for the weather and make sure your flags are clean. Lead Ride Captain Bob Caldwell is Joseph LaTone's cousin.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dick Hancock

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