US Army


Memorial Mission

Gary Beikirch

US Army
Vietnam Veteran
Medal of Honor Recipient


Rochester, NY - 08/28/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

Due to the overwhelming support from multiple organizations and their willingness to offer services,  Patriot Guard Riders did not have the opportunity to present a plaque to the Beikirch family at the funeral services. Gary affected many people in his life and was a National Hero. It will be Gary's Birthday the following day on Monday the 29th.

Read about Mr. Beikirch's life HERE

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/28/2022 at 11:10 am

Staging Location:

Tops Supermarket parking lot
1900 South Clinton Ave
Rochester NY 14618

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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Nigel Heaton - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

We will meet at Tops Supermarket for the short ride to the Highland Park portion named in Gary's honor. His daughter, Stephanie, has arranged to ride with us.
Kick stands up from Tops at 11:30 am. This will be a short mission for the reading and presentation of the plaque.

Many thanks to Don Higgins for the time and effort in creating this plaque.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Nigel Heaton

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PO Box 637
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