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Honor Mission

Nicolas Faust

New York Army National Guard

Ellenville, NY - 05/15/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 6

About the Mission:

The family has requested Patriot Guard Riders to participate in the Military Honors funeral of Sgt Nicolas Faust.

Nicolas Shane Faust passed away in April 2024. Between his Junior and Senior year of High School, Nick enlisted in the United States Army, New York Army National Guard as a 13E (Fire Direction Specialist) with the 1/156 Field Artillery. Nick attended basic training in the summer of 1998 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Military Occupational Specialty training the following year in 1999 upon high school graduation. As a young artilleryman Nick was responsible for tracking fire missions in support of unit training objectives and spent much of his time in the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) culminating in a Joint Readiness Training Center rotation with the 27th Infantry Brigade in 2001. Nick served honorably in the Guard for the better part of twenty years; he was admired by subordinates, peers, and superiors alike and was affectionately known as one of the “OGs” by the younger soldiers who looked up to him. Additional assignments in the Guard include a State Active Duty assignment guarding Indian Point, and training exercises in Trinidad and Romina. Additional military information is limited at this time.

A portion of this narrative was obtained from the Loucks Funeral Home obituary.

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Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

05/15/2024 at 01:00pm

Staging Location:

Loucks Funeral Home
79 N Main St
Ellenville, New York 12428

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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Otero
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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 stand a flag line at the funeral home for the dignified transfer, then escort to the Fantinekill Cemetery, 8086 US-209, Ellenville, NY 12428. We will stand a flag line for the dignified transfer and Military Honors.

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Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Bob Boisvert

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rb 05/13; MER



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