Honor Mission
Keith K. Repscher
US Army - Vietnam Era
Multi-City, NY - 07/10/2020
 
 
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Keith K. Repscher has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Keith, 63, of State Route 30, Esperance, passed away on Friday May 29th at his home.

Born in Schenectady, NY, Keith was educated in Old Saybrook, CT, and later enlisted in the US Army serving as a diesel generator operator/mechanic during the Vietnam War era. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4) in 1977. 

Keith began a long career as a Union Carpenter, primarily as a Superintendent with A.O.W. in Albany until his retirement at age 55. Keith bowled in leagues at the former Cobleskill Lanes, played in the Schoharie County Softball League (1984 NYS Champions), and held membership in the American Legion and B.A.S.S. He also enjoyed hunting, and was proud of his patent-pending ‘Bow-Lok’, a display rack for Crossbow and Compound bows.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Keith's obituary, available for viewing online on the Langan Funeral Home website by clicking HERE.
Primary Staging Date: 07/10/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:45
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Langan Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Schoharie, NY 12157
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Lead Ride Captain: Don Macomber
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #:  
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
IMPORTANT

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:

Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer. Following the transfer, PGR members will participate in the escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors.

UPDATE: The funeral director is expecting a large family presence.  Therefore, it may be necessary for some PGR members to continue on following the escort.  This will be discussed during the mission briefing.

UPDATE:  This escort will be traveling on I-88 and I-87 at highway speeds and could impact whether or not you travel will bike flags.  We will exit I-87 at exit 12 and travel around Saratoga lake on the way to the cemetery.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 07/10/2020
Second Staging Time: 12:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Don Macmber
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Second Stage - Special Information:

Interment with military honors scheduled for 1:00 PM. 

Per National Cemetery Administration guidelines regarding COVID-19, the total number of attendees at the funeral service cannot exceed 25. This includes Honor Guard(s), funeral home staff, family, guests and PGR members. Based on attendance, the Ride Captain will provide further guidance as to who should/should not attend the ceremony at the Interment Shelter.

For those members arriving early, please form a flag line at the front gate for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Interment Shelter is not known at this time, but should become obvious once inside the cemetery.

 

   
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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