US Army


Honor Mission

Maj. Murray Lee Brooks

United States Army - Retired
Vietnam Veteran
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Chestertown, NY - 05/03/2024

***UPDATED 02 May 2024 - 09:30 hrs***
Primary Staging Location has been changed.
Please see updated info below.


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Major Murray L Brooks has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services.  Major Brooks, 82, passed at his home on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Born in Elmira, NY, Major Brooks began his military career in the enlisted ranks, serving as a Teletype Intercept Operator and Tactical Microwave Systems Repairman.  He held the ranks of Specialist 5th Class and Staff Sergeant prior to receiving his commission.  As a Captain, he served as a Huey Helicopter Pilot during the Vietnam War and Communications Center Officer. He retired at the rank of Major after serving for 20 years.  For his service, Major Brooks was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Medal (2-9), Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.  He also received an Army Aviator Badge and Parachutist Badge.

Major Brooks' full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:


05/03/2024 at 10:00am

Staging Location:

McDermott Funeral Home
9 Pine St
Chestertown, NY 12817

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Dan Nolin
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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:

Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for dignified transfer.  Members will escort to cemetery for interment with full military honors.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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