Memorial Mission
SGT Robert A. Hendriks
Street Renaming
US Marine Corps
Locust Valley, NY - 04/17/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9
About the Mission: On Saturday, April 17, Nassau County will conduct a street renaming ceremony in honor of Sgt. Robert A. Hendriks.  Sgt. Hendricks, along with Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines and Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman were killed April 8, 2019 while conducting combat operations in Parwan Province, Afghanistan.  The three Marines were killed when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device near Bagram Air Base, North of Kabul. They were assigned to the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve.  The Patriot Guard Riders had the honor of standing for Sgt. Hendriks during his final honors in 2019.

Nassau County will rename a portion of Forest Avenue in Locust Valley "Sgt Robert A. Hendriks Way."
The News Story about the street renaming:,131186
Primary Staging Date: 04/17/2021
Primary Staging Time: 10:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location:

Forest Avenue at Birch Hill Rd
Locust Valley, NY 11560


Lead Ride Captain: Wayne Cohen
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 516.729.9869
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking or any other physical contact of any kind.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this URL to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • ** ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade face-mask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: We will stand a flag line at the opening ceremony for this Memorial Mission.  Please bring your own clean 3x5 U.S. Flag or USMC Flag.  Be aware that this event is likely to be heavily covered by the media.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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