Check For Daughter
Of Green Beret
By Bob Nesoff
Responders Run Motorcycle Rally presented a check to the father of a Green Beret killed in action in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan for his seven-year-old granddaughter. Photo: Green Beret Michael Goble
The daughter of Sgt. First Class Michael Goble, killed in Afghanistan on December 23, 2019, Chloe Goble, lives n Florida with her mother, Jennifer Albuquerque. SFC Goble’s father, Randy Derzinga, of Woodcliff Lake, accepted the check on behalf of his granddaughter.
SFC Goble, a former Westwood resident, had served several tours in Afghanistan and was a highly decorated soldier. He volunteered for Special Forces, the elite Green Berets and was assigned to the Seventh Special Forces Group following his training and parachute qualifications.
The check was presented by Responders Run President Bob Nesoff and Secretary Howard Cohn. Responders Run is incorporated as a non-profit with the specific purpose of raising funds for the families of First Responders: police, fire, EMTs and military seriously injured or killed in the line of duty Funds are raised through an annual motorcycle rally and generous sponsors.
The rally designs a different and interesting route each year. It begins and ends at the Paramus VFW for an after party with food and entertainment. Nesoff expressed appreciation for the support and assistance of Mayor Richard LaBarbiera and the borough council and Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg and the Paramus Police Department.
In Photo: Randy Derzinga, center, father of Green Beret Michael Goble, killed in Kundar Province, Afghanistan accepts a check from Responders Run President Bob Nesoff (left) and Secretary Howard Cohn (right) for his granddaughter, SFC’s seven-year-old daughter Chloe. Responders Run is a motorcycle rally designed to help the families of First Responders and military seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
“Without their help we could never have gotten this off the ground,” he said.
Responders Run previously presented a check to the family of a Jersey City police detective murdered by terrorist.
“This is something you hope never becomes necessary,” Cohn commented. “But if it is, we need to be able to support those who protect us.”
In photo: Randy Derzinga’s motorcycle is decorated with the likeness of his son, SFC Michael Goble and the crest of the Seventh Special Forces Group
Nesoff, who served in the Army as a Green Beret staff sergeant, also presented Derzinga with a Special Forces patch and a Special Forces Challenge Coin carried by all Green Berets.
Nesoff and Cohn are New Milford residents.
Responders Run was canceled this year because of the pandemic but is slated for August 15, 2021.