Patrick Gene Scherf, Veteran, PGR
Alamogordo, New Mexico – 02-22-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Patrick Gene Scherf, 70, passed from this life on 22 Jan 21, after loosing his battle to cancer. Pat spent three years in the US Army as an Artillery Surveyor, gaining the rank of Specialist 5 (E5) prior to his discharge. Half of his three year enlistment was served in Europe. He received the National Defense Service Medal and qualified Expert on the M14 Rifle. After leaving the Army, Pat continued his service to his country as a PGR member since 2009. He was also very active in the American Legion and Legion Riders where he held many officer positions, including Post Commander for Post 34 in Alamogordo, District 5 Commander, and President of the Legion Riders Chapter 20. The PGR has been requested to provide support for his funeral by providing an escort from Alamogordo to Fort Stanton State Veterans Cemetery and standing a flag-line at the cemetery during Military Honors provided by the US Army.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-22-21
Staging: 10:45 AM
American Legion Post 34
20880 US Highway 70
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Jim “Deacon Jim” Ernst
Stage: 10:45 AM
Brief: 11:00 AM
KSU: 11:15 AM, for Fort Stanton.
We will provide a flag-line to be in place at the interment shelter, just prior to the 1:30 PM mission start.
We will make a stop just prior to arriving at the cemetery to flag up the vehicles. Because of Pat’s involvement with the American Legion and Legion Riders, it is anticipated that we will have members of the Legion joining us for this mission.
NOTE: All state and local Covid-19 guidelines will be followed at all times during this mission, this includes wearing of masks and appropriate social distancing.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Jim Ernst
Position: New Mexico State Captain
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