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Memorial Mission
Street Dedication

LCP Richard Rockenstyre
USMC, KIA - Vietnam

Albany, New York - 30 Sep 2017


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in a street dedication ceremony to be conducted in honor of LCpl Richard Rockenstyre. Richard, a graduate of Albany High School enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduation, and was killed on August 31, 1967 when the truck he was driving hit a mine in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. He was only 19 years old.

Gold Star Mother Mrs. Dorothea Rockenstyre, Richard's mother will be in attendance, as will other Gold Star Families. Mrs. Rockenstyre has served as President of the Gold Star Mothers Albany Chapter #11, and also as State President of the Gold Star Mothers Department of New York.

The ceremony will rename Hawk Street, between Washington Avenue and Elk Street, alongside Lafayette Park, LCpl Richard Rockenstyre Way. Lafayette Park is the site of the Albany Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument that was dedicated earlier this year.

Lets have a good PGR turnout in a show of support for Mrs. Rockenstyre, and to render dignity, honor and respect for the service and sacrifice of her son, LCpl Richard Rockenstyre.

Primary Staging Time: 09:45 A.M.

Hawk Street
West of Lafayette Park
Albany, New York - 12207

Ride Captain:

Bill Schaaf

Special Instructions:

PGR members will stand a flag line for the arrival of dignitaries and guests, and during the dedication ceremony.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be conducted indoors at Albany City Hall.

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.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Ride Captain

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