Honor Mission

Richard B. Collins
US Army Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 13 Oct 2017


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the military honors funeral services for Mr. Richard B. “Rapper” Collins. Born in Albany, Mr. Collins lived most of his life in Rensselaer and passed on September 30, 2017 at the age of 54.

Mr. Collins served in the United States Army, enlisting on November 19, 1981 during the Grenada Crisis. His MOS was 64C10, Motor Transport Operator. During his enlistment, he spent one year and 5 months in Germany. For his service, he was awarded the US Army Achievement Medal, the US Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Sharpshooter Badge for M-16 Rifle and Hand Grenade. He was Honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E4) on November 16, 1984.

After his military service, Mr. Collins was employed as an instructor for CDL in Menands, and also worked for Albany Steel. He enjoyed politics, golf baseball and was a big NASCAR fan.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Richard B. “Rapper” Collins, proud United States Army Veteran.

Primary Staging Time: 10:45 A.M.

Lyons Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York - 12144

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of the family. There are no services at the funeral home. PGR will escort to the cemetery for military honors interment services;

Graceland Cemetery
680 Delaware Ave.
Albany, NY 12209

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.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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