US Army


Honor Mission

Frank W. Watts

US Army
Vietnam Veteran

Schuylerville, NY - 02/16/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Frank W. Watts has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Frank, 75, passed on February 11, 2024 in Belchertown, MA.

Born in Troy, NY, Frank attended Troy schools. In 1968, he joined the US Army in February, 1968 and was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. He completed a tour of duty in Vietnam, and for his service, was awarded a Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal for heroism, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device. for Heroism for his service in the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 4th Class

After his military service, Frank was employed at Norton Co./Saint Gobain in Watervliet, NY from the 1970’s to retirement in the 2000’s. He loved America and history.  He was a true patriot with traditional values.

A portion of the above narrative is contained in Frank's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

02/16/2024 at 11:30am

Staging Location:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871

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:

Interment with military honors scheduled for 12:00 Noon. Please stage quietly and in accordance with current guidelines.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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