US Army


Honor Mission

Richard E. Delehanty

US Army
Korean War Era Veteran

Albany, NY - 12/20/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Richard E. Delehanty has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Delehanty, 93, died at St. Peter’s Hospital on December 16, 2023.

Born in Albany, NY, Richard was a graduate of Vincentian Institute High School and a lifetime resident of the area. Mr. Delehanty was a US Army veteran. He entered the service on 4 April 1951, and served 1 year and 7 months overseas in Germany. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Private First Class on 1 April 1953, and for his service, was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal - Germany.

For the majority of his adult life, Mr. Delehanty worked for the United States Postal Service on New Karner Road. After retiring from the postal service, he worked part-time for the City of Albany’s Police Department.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/20/2023 at 11:45am

Staging Location:

McVeigh Funeral Home, Inc.
208 N Allen St.
Albany, NY 12206

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Mercier
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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 funeral home with a flag line for the last hour of visitation, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Funeral service scheduled for 1:00 pm, followed by escort to and interment at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Ave., Albany, NY.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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