In Honor of Richard "Trike" Amick, SR (1944 to 2014)
Chesapeake – Richard Doyle Amick, Sr., passed away peacefully at home on June 17, 2014. He was born in Cumberland, MD, on July 24, 1944, to Richard K. and Harriet Woy Amick. Mr. Amick was a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and the University of Maryland. He joined the United States Army as a member of the Army Security Agency in 1964; served two tours in Vietnam from 1964-1965 and 1969-1970. He served as an instructor at the Army Intelligence School in Fort Devens, MA, and was stationed at posts in Germany and Korea. After retirement, he began a career in computer-based instructional design developing training courses for the military.
He was a dedicated motorcycle enthusiast known as “Trike” in the Tidewater Virginia Area and was extremely proud of his affiliation with the Patriot Guard Riders and the Combat Veterans Association. He was not a “fair weather” biker, having ridden over 100,000 miles in approximately 6 years, crossing the United States 4 times on the Run for the Wall, and escorting the Wreaths Across America with his trike 3 times from Maine to Arlington Cemetery in December of each year. In addition to his affiliation with the biking community, Mr. Amick was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bedford, PA, a 32nd degree mason in the Charles W. Moore Masonic Lodge in Fitchburg, MA, and the Southeast Veteran’s Association. He had an affinity with stray animals and couldn’t ignore any animal in distress or in need of a home.
He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Sue Ann Cline Amick; and their son, Richard D. Amick, Jr. of Denver, CO.