US Air Force


Honor Mission

William D. Rieth

US Air Force
Cold War Era Veteran

Johnstown, NY - 02/29/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of William D. Rieth has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his funeral services.  William, age 87, died peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Maplewood Nursing Home.

Born in Caroga Lake, NY and, after high school, enlisted in the US Air Force.  He served at Lackland AFB until his honorable discharge on 30 September 1958.

William returned home and earned an Associate Degree in accounting. He  then went on to enjoy a long and prosperous career as an accountant and auditor for the NYS Department of Tax and Finance in Albany, NY.  He was an avid member of the Ballston Community Center for a long time, where he enjoyed the various trips and events orchestrated, and made many friends throughout the years.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

02/29/2024 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

Ferndale Cemetery
545 North Perry St
Johnstown, NY 12095
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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:

We will stage graveside for the arrival of family and friends, and stand flag line for a 10:00 am service.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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