US Army


Honor Mission

Milton E. Smith

United States Army
Cold War Era Veteran
PGR Member

Multi-City, NY - 05/18/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Milton Edward Smith has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Milton, 88, died Sunday, March 31 at Fort Hudson Rehabilitation Center in Hudson Falls.

Milton was born in Granville, NY, where he was a 1953 graduate of Granville School.  He entered the US Army on on 26 May 1955 and served in Field Artillery Operations (MOS 146.20).  He served a total of 1 year and 9 months on active duty, including 1 year and 4 months stationed in South Korea.  He was honorably discharged at the rank of Private (E-2) on 19 March 1957, and completed his inactive reserve duty obligation on 25 May 1963.

Milton owned & operated a dairy farm in Middle Granville for 25 years before working at several jobs. He retired from Encore Paper Company in 2000, and then delivered Sam's Good News of Rutland for 14 years.  He was an active member of the Adirondack Harley Owner's Group, American Legion & the VFW, as well as the American Legion Riders & the Patriot Guard Riders.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

05/18/2024 at 10:00am

Staging Location:

Robert M. King Funeral Home
23 Church St.
Granville, NY 12832

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Dan Nolin
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 15, May 2024

The CDC has changed its COVID-19 protocol recommendations for 2024, updating them to reflect the changing severity and transmission of the virus. Please click here for the latest information and continue to practice common sense distancing protocols while in enclosed locations.

Special Information:

We will stage for dignified transfer and then escort to Evergreen Cemetery, Cemetery Lane in Salem, NY.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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