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Short Notice: SFC Lee R. Goozdich Retired USN, USNR & ARNG / 11 September 2021 / Fredericktown, PA


Sep 21


Short Notice

SFC Lee R. Goozdich Retired
U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy Reserves
U.S. Army National Guard Veteran
11 September 2021
Fredericktown, PA


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Sergeant First Class Lee R. Goozdich, a U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy Reserves and Army National Guard Retired veteran, to stand in silent honor for his service then escort for the interment.

Lee enlisted in the U. S. Navy May of 1961, served during the Cuban Missile Crisis and completed his time with the U.S. Navy with last duty assignment Patrol Squadron May of 1965. Five months later, Lee entered the U.S. Navy Reserves with last duty assignment, Aircraft Technician October of 1969 . Later Lee made the decision to enter the U.S. Army National Guard August of 1977, assigned to the 1st Battalion 104th Aviation, both with Washington and Johnstown, Pennsylvania until he retired August of 2002, with 24 years of service and received the rank of Sergeant First Class before being honorably discharged.

Decorations include the Good Conduct Medal (Navy), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (3rd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the NCO Professional Deployment (Army). Upon retirement, Lee was also the recipient of the Order of St. Michaels Bronze Award for Excellence in Army Aviation.
Following time served, Lee became a Civilian Contractor by the Department of Defense as an Aircraft Inspector and retired after 30 years of service.

Lee was a member of the Association of Civilian Technicians and a member of the VFW Post #4793 in Waynesburg.

Lee served our country and his community with honor, now it’s our turn to stand in honor for him.


Saturday, 11 September 2021


Staging: 9:00 AM
Greenlee’s Fredericktown Funeral Home Ltd.
42 Bank St. at Crawford Rd., Fredericktown, PA


Briefing: 9:15 AM

Flag Line: 9:30 AM


Family to arrive at 10:00 AM

Service at 11:00 AM


Following the service, KSU for interment
Greene County Memorial Park
1003 Jefferson Rd, Waynesburg, PA 15370


Upon arrival of the cemetery, Flag Line set


Military Rites will be accorded graveside by the U.S. Army and the VFW Post # 4793 Waynesburg.

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.

Before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly and bring your 3 X 5 hand held American flags.


RCIC: Leonard Cole
(412) 496-7582

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