Honor Mission

Eric C. Groffel

U.S. Marine Corps. - Vietnam Veteran

Astoria, New York - 01-08-19


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in honor of Eric C Groffel who faithfully executed his duties in service to our nation as a Wireman in the 8th Communication Battalion. Corporal Groffel served during the Vietnam era for over four years before transferring to the Reserve. He was honorably discharged, having received a Rifle Sharpshooters Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.

Staging Time:
7:45 a.m.

Drago Funeral Home
43-10 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11103

Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen

Special Instructions:

Please stage at Drago Funeral Home by 7:45AM to receive family by 8AM.
Dignified transfer from FH to St. Joseph Church, 43-19 30th Avenue, Astoria,
for 9AM mass.

If staging directly at St Joseph, please arrive no later than 8:30AM for arrival of procession.
Cremation at St. Michaels' Cemetery following church service.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided .
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Wayne Cohen
Position: Senior Ride Captain, R-8

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