Honor Mission
 TSgt Nicholas A. Vogler
US Air Force - Active Duty, OEF/OIR
Hamburg, NY - 04/13/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to SAFELY stand in Honor of the life and service of active duty US Air Force Technical Sergeant (E-6) Nicholas A. Vogler of Hamburg, who passed away at the age of 28 on 29 March 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio, TX where he was on a training assignment.

The following excerpt is from the Buffalo News article:
"Vogler, who had been in the Air Force for 10 years, was assistant flight chief of the Security Forces Squadron of the 914th [Niagara Falls], according to 2nd Lt. Lucas Morrow, public affairs officer for the unit. Morrow said Vogler was two weeks into a four-week basic instructor's course at the former Lackland Air Force Base, now called JBSA-Lackland. The course would have trained him to instruct other members of his squadron, Morrow said.
"He was pretty psyched about being accepted for it, because I guess they only accept a certain number of people a year," Jessica Vogler said.
“This is incredibly difficult for the 914th Air Refueling Wing family as we mourn the death of one of our own,” said Col. Mark Larson, commanding officer of the 914th. “Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Tech. Sgt. Vogler.”
Vogler was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and also to Kuwait in 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Morrow said."

Full Buffalo News article: https://buffalonews.com/2020/03/31/hamburg-airman-dies-while-on-training-assignment-in-texas/


Obituary: https://lakesidefuneralhome.com/tribute/details/3048/Nicholas-Vogler/obituary.html#tribute-start

Primary Staging Date: 04/13/2020
Primary Staging Time: 01:15
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location:

Lakeside Cemetery - Field of Valor
4810 Camp Road
Hamburg, NY 14075


Lead Ride Captain: Don Higgins
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Special Information: IMPORTANT:
The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced:

* Stay a minimum of 10 feet apart from each other at all times.
* No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
* Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
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* If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
** ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATION: Please consider wearing a protective face covering of some kind...homemade facemask, 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.

NOTE: The Funeral Director has received cemetery approval for our presence...and the FD has informed the Hamburg PD about this Mission.

This is a graveside burial service only, with no Military Honors. (A Memorial Service with full MH will be scheduled in the Fall, and the PGR will be requested.)
We will provide a well-spaced, well-distanced Flag Line for arrival of TSgt Vogler and his family for the 2:00 PM service.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or USAF flag, and dress for the weather.
Thank you for your efforts to SAFELY and RESPONSIBLY participate in Honoring the Military service of TSgt Nicholas A. Vogler, and to provide support to his loving and grieving family.
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
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