Honor Mission
Richard L. Nirschl
US Army - Vietnam Veteran

Cobleskill, NY - 10/05/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Richard L. Nirschl has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Richard, 76, formerly of the Cobleskill area, passed away Monday, September 28th in St. Johnsville where he had resided since 2016.

Born in Cobleskill, NY, Richard attended Sharon Springs School, and later, enlisted in the US Army. He served during the Vietnam War as a Paratrooper from 1965 until his honorable discharge in 1967 at the rank of Private First Class.

After he returned home to his native Schoharie County, Rich worked for Roger Becker and later, Guilford Mills in Cobleskill before retiring. He was a proud veteran, patriotic, and supported other veterans to the extent that he could.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Richard's obituary, available for viewing online on the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home website by clicking the link below:
Primary Staging Date: 10/05/2020
Primary Staging Time: 10:15
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Staging Location: Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home
108 Chapel Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043

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Lead Ride Captain: Don Macomber
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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: Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer. Escort a short distance to Cobleskill Rural Cemetery at approximately 11:00 am for 11:30 interment services.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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