US Air Force


Honor Mission

Robert E. Johnson

US Air Force
Cold War Era Veteran

Albany, NY - 01/26/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Robert E. Johnson has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Robert, 80, entered eternal life Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Born in Albany, Robert graduated from Colonie Central High School. He enlisted in the US Air Force on 9 December 1960, and was trained as a Weapons Mechanic (AFSC J46250). He served 4 years of active duty, including 2 years overseas. He was released from active duty on 8 December 1964, and honorably discharged at the rank of Airman 3rd Class after completing 2 years of inactive reserve duty on 8 December 1966.  For his service, he was awarded the Air Force Longevity Service Award.

Robert later graduated from Union College with Honors, and was employed by NYS DOT, and then for many years as a Civil Engineer at the NYS Public Service Commission. He enjoyed his 1967 Corvette and 2019 Stingray, model airplanes, and his summer camp and boating on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Bob was a member of the NRA.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

01/26/2024 at 11:00am

Staging Location:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
63 Mountain View Ave
Albany, NY 12205-2803

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:

Staging at the church with a flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:30 am, followed by escort to Memory Gardens, 983 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, NY for interment with military honors.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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