Honor Mission

Robert Joseph Kepler, PGR Ride Captain, Veteran

USA - Vietnam

MULTI-CITY, New York - 27 Apr 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates:

I am sorry to say that we have lost another American Hero and Patriot Guard Rider NY, Ride Captain. We all know him as Bob Kepler but he is Robert Joseph Kepler.

The family of Mr. Robert Joseph Kepler has requested the presence of Patriot Guard Riders at his Funeral Mass. Robert, 69, passed away on April 21, 2017 at home surrounded by family members.

Robert served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne 1968-1970. His last rank before being honorably discharged was Spec 4. For his service, "Bob" was awarded: National Defense Service Medal, 1 0/3 Bar, Combat Infantryman Badge (1st Award) Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Expert (Rifle M-14 sharpshooter (Rifle M-16) Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Bob was a member of Patriot Guard Riders since 2005. A long time member of PGRNY R7 and served as Ride Captain. He was a volunteer for The Hudson Valley Crusaders Wheel Chair Bowling Team. Escorted Wreaths Across America many times. Mr. Robert Joseph "Bob" Kepler would always go out of his way to help others especially veterans. Former officer of White Plains Harley Riders and avid biker'

Medical reasons caused him to not be able to ride a motorcycle any more. Bob bought a Dodge Challeger and enjoyed it to the end.

I will truly miss my friend. Rest In Heaven Bob.

John Tibbs
PGRNY R7
Senior Ride Captain


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 27 Apr 2017

Primary Staging Time: 09:45 A.M.
Dunkin Donuts
3399 Crompond Rd.
Yorktown Heights, New York - 10598
Ride Captain:
John Tibbs
jrtibbscar@aol.com
Special Instructions:
KSU: 10:00 AM SHARP
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


STAGING #2 DETAILS: 27 Apr, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 10:30 A.M.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
1377 East Main Street
Shrub Oak, New York - 10588
Ride Captain:
John Tibbs
jrtibbscar@aol.com
Special Instructions:
Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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