US Army


Honor Mission

John F. Jankowy

US Army
Vietnam Veteran

Albany, NY - 02/12/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of John F. Jankowy has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. John, 78, passed on February 2, 2024.

Born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, John graduated from WM Floyd High School in 1962 and went on to graduate from the State University at Farmingdale with a degree in agriculture in January 1965. He attended Cornell University for a short time before being drafted into the Army in October of 1965. He served in Vietnam from October 1968 to October 1969 with the 1218th S and S Company as a convoy tanker driver delivering fuel. He was honorably discharged from the reserves in 1973 with the rank of Platoon Staff Sergeant (E-6).  For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device.

John worked for various places over the years such as General Electric for 30 years, Mohonasen Central School District as a bus driver, and the Town of Glenville, Town Hall and Police Department. John was a life member of the VFW Post 4660, joining in 1996. He served as Commander from 1999- 2008. John was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10013 since 2001.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

02/12/2024 at 10:00am

Staging Location:

Memory Gardens Cemetery & Memorial Park
983 Watervliet Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12205

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ray Sestak
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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:

This mission is for a graveside service only. Site is in the Fountainlawn Section, Lot 158B. Please park as shown on the map that is available by clicking here

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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