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Honor Mission
Tom Gallagher, Retired
Erie, Pennsylvania – 11-04-20


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Tom Gallagher, U.S. Navy Retired, to stand in silent honor for his service, then escort him to his interment. Tom joined the U.S. Navy in June of 1987, having served over 25 years as a Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor, Navy Recruiter Canvasser and his last duty assignment on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as a Heavyweight Torpedo Technician. He was honorably discharged, retiring with the rank of Chief Petty Officer December, 2003. Decorations include the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal 4th Award, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal 2nd Award, the Navy “E” Ribbon 6th Award, the Navy Good Conduct Medal 5th Award, the National Defense Service Medal 2nd Award, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 2nd Award, the Southwest Asia Service Medal 3rd Award, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 9th Award, the Navy Recruiters Service Ribbon, the United Nations Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Expert Rifleman Medal and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal. Tom served our country with honor, it’s now our turn to stand in honor for him.

Staging Time: 10:00 AM

Quinn Funeral Home, Inc.
728 W 9th St
Erie, Pennsylvania 16502

Ride Captain:

Tom Hanna
(814) 572-2951

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 10:15 AM
Flag Line: 10:30 AM
Visitation from 11-1pm
Following the visitation KSU for escort: 1:15 PM, Our Lady of Peace, 2401 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16506.
Mass from 1:30-2:30pm
Escort KSU after mass for interment at Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum,3325 W Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505.
Upon arrival of the cemetery, Flag Line set.
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Please be aware & alert of your surroundings. Also, before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly and grab your masks.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Marcy “Marcella” Sorensen
Position: Pennsylvania Ride Captain

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November 4, 2020
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Tom Gallagher Comment

  1. Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Tom Gallagher.
    Thank You CPO Gallagher, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Sailor

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