Monday December 23, 2019
Lititz, PA 17543
The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to escort Gunnery Sergeant Alan Rothacker to his final rest at Indiantown National Cemetery on Monday December 23rd. Alan served in the USMC. While serving in Okinawa in 1976, he developed severe asthma and was evacuated to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital where on recovery he proudly took part in the Bicentennial celebrations of the USA. He was next transferred to the El Toro Air Wing in southern California where he enjoyed keeping Marine jets flying. He received his Pistol Expert, Rifle Expert (2nd), National defense Service Medal. Meritorious Mast (2nd), Letter of Recognition, and the good Conduct Medal (2), After he retired from the Marines, he used his machine skills in industry developing prototypes for high-resolution aeronautical reconnaissance photography and then miniaturization of invasive medical monitoring devices. We will Meet at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home in Lititz Pa at 1245Hrs. KSU at 1325 Hrs. We will escort GySgt. Alan Rothacker to his final rest Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. GySgt. Alan Rothacker is a true American Patriot that has served this nation with honor. Now it’s our turn to stand and honor him
Date: Monday December 23, 2019
Escort Staging: 1245Hrs.
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz Pa. 17543
Service: 1430 Hrs.
Staging: 1400 Hrs.
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Annville PA 17003
Stage at the parking lot opposite the rear of the PA Memorial, (turn left at the US Flag Circle). DO NOT PROCEED TO COMMITTAL SITE WITHOUT PERMISSION.
NOTE: Concealed carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is a federal reservation. Do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.
RCIC: Russ Hogg
For mission information, contact:
Eric M. Cramer Veterans Liaison East