Honor Mission
Clair E. Roesch
US Army Air Force
Akron, NY - 11/18/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of the life and service of WW-II Veteran Clair E. Roesch of Akron, who passed away on 13 November 2020 at the age of 102.

Mr. Roesch served 3 years, 3 months on active duty in the Army Air Force from 1942-1946, including 5 months in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. His MOS was 686-Airplane Instrument Mechanic, and he was attached to the 2113th Army Air Force Base Unit. Mr. Roesch was Honorably Discharged on 8 February 1946 with the rank of Sergeant (E-5), and he earned the following awards: Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW-II Victory Medal, AAF Technician Badge, and Pistol Marksman Badge.

Limited Obituary details HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/18/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: First Baptist Church of Akron
122 Main Street
Akron, NY 14001
Lead Ride Captain: Joe Joyce
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 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.
  • Click this URL to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...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.
Special Information:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Visitation from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Funeral Service at 12:00 PM.
Followed by dignified transfer and escort to Pioneer Cemetery, 11130 Hunts Corners Road, Akron for Burial with Military Honors.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American, US Army or US Air Force flag, and dress for the weather.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor WW-II Veteran Clair E. Roesch, and to support his very loving and proud family.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? No
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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