US Navy


Honor Mission

Rudolph E. Wilhelm

United States Navy
Cold War Era Veteran

Schuylerville, NY - 01/22/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Rudolph E. "Rudy" Wilhelm has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services.  Rudolph died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 13, 2024, following a short illness.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Rudolph moved to the Bronx at the age of nine and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. He entered the US Navy on 22 March 1956, and served 1 year and 7 months on active duty, including 1 year and 3 months aboard the USS Intrepid (CVA-11), an Essex-class aircraft carrier.  He was honorably discharged on 28 October 1957 at the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class, and a rating of Electricians Mate 3.

After his military service, Rudolph was employed by New York Telephone and AT&T before retiring in 1985.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

01/22/2024 at 11:30am

Staging Location:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Barger
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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:

Please stage quietly, in accordance with current guidelines and dress for the weather.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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