US Army


Honor Mission

Paul R. Garland

US Army
Korean War Veteran
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Orchard Park, NY - 04/11/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Paul R. Garland has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in honoring his life and service to our Nation. Mr. Garland, 94, of Hamburg, New York passed at The New York State Veterans Home on January 13, 2024.

Born in Buffalo NY, Paul attended West Seneca Senior High School.  After graduation, Paul attended Chown Business School in Buffalo, and worked at the Ford Company downtown.  As the Korean War broke out, he was drafted into the US Army.  In the service, Paul taught Heavy Weapons Training, and when he was sent to Korea, he was assigned to Company H 5th infantry Regiment as Personnel Manager.  He served our Nation from 1951 to 1953 and earned a Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

04/11/2024 at 01:00pm

Staging Location:

Woodlawn Cemetery
4443 South Buffalo Street
Orchard Park,  NY 14127

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Don Becker
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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 for arrival of funeral cortege. Make sure flags are presentable and dress for the weather.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dick Hancock

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