Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gregory M. Arbogast Jr. has passed

GREGORY ARBOGAST JR. Gregory M. Arbogast Jr., 31, of Rio Rancho, N.M., known to the world as "Whiskey Greg", died in a tragic motorcycle accident Friday, March 27, 2015, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Greg was born May 8, 1983, in Albuquerque, N.M. to his parents, Greg Arbogast Sr. and Nancy CdeBaca. After high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and became a Special Operations Combat Controller. During his military career, Greg volunteered for five separate deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, earning two Bronze Stars for heroism against the enemy. He married Alex Baskerville in 2008, and they had two children, Brody and Wyatt, during their marriage. After an honorable discharge from the military, Greg became a contractor for the Department of Defense. Greg was a loving father and a loyal friend. He had close family ties and was always the life of the party. He was also an avid motorcycle rider and mechanic, favoring Harley Davidsons to most other bikes, but he could rip it up on anything with two wheels. As a full-patch member of the Infidels Motorcycle Club, his motto was, "You don't party". Greg is survived by his mother, Nancy; father, Greg Sr., sisters, Brittney and Dani; brothers, Trevor and Sean; wife, Alex; daughter, Brody; son, Wyatt; grandmothers, Cecilia and Carolyn. Greg will be greatly missed by many numerous relatives, friends and all that knew and loved him. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at French-Rio Rancho, 1950 Pine Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144, (505) 338-2000, with a Rosary to follow. Mass will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 8, at the Church of the Incarnation, 2309 Monterrey Rd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Burial following at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation at

Please visit our online guestbook for Greg


Service and Funeral Information (as passed from Rally Point):

Tuesday April 7, 2015

5:00-7:00 p.m. Viewing

7:00-8:00 p.m. Catholic Rosary (no obligation) French Funerals - 1950 Pine Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Wednesday April 8, 2015

9:00-10:00 a.m. Final Viewing

10:00 a.m. Services

Church of the Incarnation - 2309 Monterrey Rd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

After services we will follow Greg to Santa Fe National Cemetery for his last ride… And of course…one last party to celebrate his crazy beautiful life. Details to follow.


CMSgt Dennis Knuth

No comments: