Honor Mission
Richard A. Westphal
US Army
North Tonawanda, NY - 06/19/2020
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 Richard A. Westphal, who passed away on 16 June 2020.

Military service information is limited at this time, bu we know Mr. Westphal was Honorably Discharged from the Army Reserve as a PFC on 31 December 1962.

Obituary: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/kenmore-ny/richard-westphal-9221886
Primary Staging Date: 06/19/2020
Primary Staging Time: 11:15
AM or PM: am
Staging Location:

Acacia Park Cemetery
4215 Tonawanda Creek Rd.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120


Lead Ride Captain: John Ben
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 funeral contingent, expected approx. 11:45, for Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.
With four (4) Missions on Friday morning in Region-1, participation at each Mission will no doubt be slim.
For those especially in the area close to Acacia, please do your best to devote a short time to help Honor Army Veteran Richard Westphal and to support his loving family.
Please remember to abide by current social distancing and face covering requirements.
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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