The family of Merchant Marine World War 2 Veteran Frank S. Perkowski has requested the Patriot Guard Riders stand to honor his service to his country at his interment ceremony Saturday, July 16th. During World War 2, the Merchant Marine transported war supplies and troops around the world. Though considered civilian volunteers, the Merchant Marine sustained casualties in proportional numbers to the other military branches. In 1988, Merchant Marines who served during World War 2 were finally recognized as veterans of the United States Coast Guard.
Frank served in the Merchant Marines for 15 years. Frank Perkowski is a patriot who served his country with honor. Now it’s our turn to stand to honor him.
ESCORT TO CEMETERY: 16 JULY 2016. Stage 1100 HRS, KSU approx 1130 HRS
Former Tri-State Mall parking lot
333 Naamans Road
Claymont, DE 19703
Escort to cemetery just across PA state line; approximately 10 minutes.
INTERMENT CEREMONY: 16 JULY 2016, 1200 HRS
Lawn Croft Cemetery
1000 W. Ridge Road
Linwood, PA 19061
RCIC: Dale McGinnis, RC-Region 8
National Link: https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?419980