Harley Biker falls to death from Myrtle Beach hotel balcony

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

A Harley Biker fell to his death last week as he fell from his Myrtle Beach hotel balcony.

After a fall during Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 38-year-old Luke Rathschmidt, son of Jim and Patty Rathschmidt, founders of United for the Troops, died over the weekend.

In Myrtle Beach for the Harley Biker rally, the Mahopac resident fell from a balcony at a hotel.

In 2007, after sending a care package to their son serving in Afghanistan at the time, the senior Rathschmidts founded United for the Troops.

Through United for the Troops, thousands of military members serving overseas receive care packages from home.

The non-for-profit believes that young men and women serving our nation should not go one day without the simple things of life. As Jim Rathschmidt said when the Carmel Town Board presented the founders with a Certificate of Merit four years ago for sending its 25,000th parcel overseas, “We support these brave military personnel by sending them parcels they miss most while deployed.” Since then, that number has doubled.

Along with his parents and four siblings, Rathschmidt is survived by his partner Tracy and children Jaelynn and Brandt.

The Harley Biker week ended last Sunday, May 19th.

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