US Navy 

Honor Mission

Senior Master Chief Dennis Leo Wilcott III

US Navy (Ret.)
Vietnam Veteran
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Williamsville, NY - 01/17/2024

***UPDATED 17 January 2024 - 08:16 hrs***

STAND DOWN - Due to inclement weather and
travel bans, this mission has been canceled.


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Dennis L. Wolcott III has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in honoring his life and extensive military service.

Quoting from the Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home obituary: "Dennis was a talented athlete who enjoyed running track and playing tuba in the marching band at Kensington High School. Dennis was a proud 35 year Navy Seabee having completed two tours in Vietnam and retired as a Senior Master Chief. His dedication to his service is more than admirable and he would share stories of his friends and time in service throughout his lifetime, while also continuing those relationships with his military brothers to continue honoring the many sacrifices of all those that served. Dennis made a career as building inspector for the Town of Amherst from which he retired and enjoyed his time in the company of his family and close friends."

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

01/17/2024 at 5:00 pm

UPDATED Staging Location:

Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home
 1641 Maple Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221

New Map to 1641 Maple Rd., Williamsville

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:

PGR will stand a respectful flag line during the 2nd half of calling hours from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. The funeral service is scheduled for 7:00 PM. There is no cemetery or escort involved in this mission. Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Navy flag, and dress for the frigid weather.

Thank you for devoting your time to help honor the extensive US Naval service of Dennis Leo Wilcott III, and to support his loving family

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1

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