Category Archives: Confirmed Missions

CONFIRMED – Glenn Harrah, US Army, Little Hocking, OH, 26 SEP 14

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The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in honor of Glen Harrah at his final services on Friday, Sept 26th. The funeral service portion of this mission will take place in Ohio, and the burial will take place in West Virginia. WV leadership of this mission of honor has been fully coordinated with Bob Woods, OHPGR State Captain.

This mission will include flag lines at the church and cemetery, as well as an escort. If you plan to fly flags during the escort, please ensure they can withstand the escort speed and distance…the RC will provide escort details at the mission brief.

Staging time: 1115-1130, briefing at 1130, KSU when briefing is completed

Staging location: Park & Ride located at the intersection of Rt 339 & Rt 7 in OH.

Service location: Porterfield Baptist Church, 39 Hollywood Dr, Little Hocking, OH  http://tinyurl.com/mxvkqym

RCIC: Carl Spade, 304-549-4515 Please contact the RC with any/all questions.

Buddy Palla, WVPG ASC-South

Confirmed – CPL. Charles “Chuck” Kline, Sr. US Army Veteran, 25 SEP 14

Cpl. Charles Kline, Sr

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for CPL. Charles “Chuck” Kline, Sr., 82, US Army, Korean War Veteran who went to be with the Lord on 20 Sept 14.

The family has requested that the Patriot Guard be present at visitation on Thursday 25 Sept 2014 from 10:30 – 1:00, at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St. Follansbee, WV

(http://mapq.st/1rfnAHs)

Funeral Services  will follow visitation at 1:00 WV District 6 RC Cheryl J Skinner, (proudusa@outlook.com) & Michael Whitlatch (bumpnrun2462@aol.com ) are the RC’s.

Staging: 10:15 @ the

James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St. Follansbee, WV

(http://mapq.st/1rfnAHs)

Flag line will be in place NLT 10:25 and maintained until start of services at 1:00 p.m.. At the conclusion of services, flag line will be reset as CPL. Charles Kline, Sr., is transferred to the hearse for his final journey. Please bring you 3×5 Flags.

Escort will be to Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV.  Flag line will be re-established and maintained until the conclusion of graveside services.

CONFIRMED – Charles “Chuck” Rutherford, USN Veteran – Lubeck, WV – 22 Sep 14

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The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Charles “Chuck” Rutherford, U.S. Navy Veteran, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, 18 September.

Services will be held on Monday, 22 Sep, beginning at 1300 at the Christ Mission Baptist Church in Lubeck, WV.

WV District 3 RC Carl Spade (ace_gunsmith@hotmail.com) is the designated RCIC of this most Honorable mission.

Staging will be at the BP station located at the corner of WV Route 68S and Lake Washington Road.

Staging time: 1115.

Mission Brief: 1130

KSU: 1140

Flag line will be established NLT 1200 and maintained until start of services.

Flag line will be reset upon conclusion of services and escort will be provided to the Evergreen Cemetery North for graveside services.

Weather forecast for Monday is for partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the high 60’s with a 10% chance of showers. Please dress and travel accordingly.
Respects,
Joe

Joe Cumblidge
State Captain
West Virginia

CONFIRMED – Cpl Gary R. “Rusty” Bates, USMC Vietnam Veteran – Rainelle, WV – 20 Sep 14

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The family of Cpl. Gary R. Bates, US Marine Corps/Vietnam Veteran has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to assist in final honors for their hero.

Staging: Saturday @ 11:15 a.m.
Go-Mart
206 Kanawha Avenue
Rainelle, WV 25962

Briefing : 11:30 a.m.
KSU : 11:45 a.m.

Service : Smathers Funeral Home
1109 Main Street
Rainelle, WV 25962

Flag line: 12:00 p.m. until commencement of service at 1:00 p.m.

Forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 74, and 10% chance of rain. Dress accordingly!

WV Ride Captain: Pat Hanifin, Sr. patnpath@frontier.com (304) 673-9780

An escort to Meadow Bridge for graveside services will follow the funeral service. Escort details will be provided at the mission briefing. Please bring a 3 x 5 flag. If you can safely fly a flag at funeral escort speeds, feel free to do so. As always cages and bikes are welcome.

Respectfully submitted by: Pat Hanifin, Sr.
WV DRC

CONFIRMED – SSG Paul William Barrett, US Army Korean War Veteran – Moundsville, WV – 07/08 Sep 14

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US Army 

Korean War Veteran, 

07 Sept 20014 – 08 Sept 2014 

Grisell Funeral Home Moundsville WV

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SSG Paul William Barrett, US Army, Korea Veteran who went to be with the Lord on 04 Sept 14.  SSG Paul W. Barrett is the Uncle of RC Michael Whitlatch.

The family has requested that the Patriot Guard be present at visitation on Sunday 07 Sept 2014 from 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 20:00, at the Grisell Funeral Home 400 Jefferson St. Moundsville WV.  Funeral Services will be on Monday 08 Sep 2014 at 11:00 am.

WV District 6 RC Cheryl J Skinner, (proudusa@outlook.com) is the RCIC .

Staging will be in the parking lot of BB&T Bank, 414 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV (http://tinyurl.com/lhzqjkh), located across the street from the funeral home. 


Staging for visitation:
11:30 

Staging time Funeral Service: 9:30

Flag line will be in place NLT 10:15 and maintained until start of services.  At the conclusion of services, flag line will be reset as Paul is transferred to the hearse for his final journey. Please bring you 3×5 Flags.

Escort will be provided to the Graysville Cemetery located approximately 15 miles South of Moundsville on Fish Creek Road.  Michael and Susan Whitlatch will lead the escort of SSG. Paul W. Barrett to his final resting place.

Flag line will be re-established and maintained until the conclusion of graveside services.

Weather forecast for Monday  is for temperatures in the upper 80’s with a 10% of showers.  Please ensure you dress and travel accordingly, ensuring you keep yourself well hydrated. 

Respects,

Joe 

 

SHORT NOTICE – Bruce Lynn Bennett, USA Vietnam Veteran – Nutter Fort, 04 Sep 14

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The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Bruce Lynn Bennett, US Army, Vietnam Veteran who went to be with the Lord on 31 Aug 14.  Bruce served two tours in Vietnam as a member of the 198th Light Infantry Brigade.

Services will be held at the Amos-Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison St., Nutter Fort, WV (http://tinyurl.com/opqkxd6) beginning at 1100 on Thursday, 04 Sep 2014.

WV RC Buddy Myers (myersbuddy@hotmail.com) is the RCIC, assisted by WV RC Don Garton (99256@aol.com).

Staging will be at the Exxon located at the Quiet Dell/Nutter Fort exit of I-79.  Traveling from the North, turn left at the exit and from the South, turn right.

Staging time: 0930

Briefing/KSU: 0945 for the short trip to the funeral home.

Flag line will be in place NLT 1000 and maintained until start of services.  At the conclusion of services, flag line will be reset as Bruce is transferred to the hearse for his final journey.

Escort will be provided to the Rose Hill Cemetery, 580 W. Main St., West Milford, WV (http://tinyurl.com/p87fn3p), a distance of approximately 10 miles.

Flag line will be re-established and maintained until the conclusion of graveside services.

Weather forecast for Thursday is for temperatures in the upper 80’s with a 10% of showers.  Please ensure you dress and travel accordingly, ensuring you keep yourself well hydrated.

Understanding this is a work day for many, if at all possible, please make a concerted effort to attend as we say “Thank You”, “God Speed” and “Welcome Home” to another of our Vietnam Veterans.

Respects,

Joe

 

Joe Cumblidge

State Captain

West Virginia Patriot Guard

CONFIRMED – Howard F. Kelley, US Navy, WWII Veteran – Morgantown, WV – 03 Sep 2014

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The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Howard F. Kelley, U.S. Navy, WWII Veteran during his final services on Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014.  Howard went to be with the Lord on 25 Aug.

Services will be held at Dering-Henson Funeral Home, 156 Foundry St., Morgantown, WV beginning at 1100.

WV District 4 RC John Brown (kz800c@yahoo.com) is the designated RCIC of this most honorable mission.

Staging will be at the McDonalds located at the Westover exit, #152, of I-79.

Staging time – 0930.

Mission brief/KSU at 0945.

Flag line will be established NLT 1000 and maintained until start of services.

At conclusion of services, escort will be provided to the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV.  Flag line will be re-established and maintained until conclusion of services.

Early weather forecast is for temperatures in the mid-80’s with a 60% chance of sunshine.  Please dress and travel accordingly.

Understanding this is the middle of the work week, if at all possible, please make an effort to attend to say “Thank You” and “God Speed” to another of America’s Greatest Generation.

Respects,

Joe

Joe Cumblidge

State Captain

West Virginia Patriot Guard

SHORT NOTICE – William E. Brown, US Army, Vietnam Veteran – Ronceverte, WV – 27 Aug 14

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The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the final rites for William Edward Brown, US Army/Vietnam veteran by his family.

The ride captain will be Pat Hanifin, Sr. patnpath@frontier.com 

STAGING: Wallace & Wallace Funeral home
502 Monroe Avenue
Ronceverte, WV 24970

MISSION
BRIEF: 11:45 a.m.

FLAG
LINE 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A short escort of 3+ miles will occur at the completion of the service.

As always, cages and bikes are welcome. Please bring a 3 x 5 flag to stand the flag line. If you can fly flags at escort speeds, feel free to do so.

Charles Lee McKinney, USA Veteran / Mannington, WV, 14 AUG 14

The family of SFC Charles Lee “Mac” McKinney, USA, has requested that the Patriot Guard Riders stand in silent honor and respect on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Hutson Funeral Home, 400 E. Main Street, Mannington, WV beginning at 11:00 a.m., and continuing until 1:00 p.m. Following the funeral service, the Patriot Guard will provide an escort from the funeral home to the Mannington Memorial Park cemetery (http://westvirginia.hometownlocator….20cemetery.cfm).

Staging: 10:45 at the Hutson Funeral Home, 400 E. Main Street, Mannington, WV

http://www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com/fh…m?&fh_id=12310

Mission Briefing: 10:50 a.m.
Flag Line: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ride Captain: Buddy Myers
Contact Information: 304-276-3753 (mobile phone) or myersbuddy@hotmail.com

CONFIRMED – Paul R. “Russ” Cumblidge, US Army, WWII Veteran – Sistersville, WV – 16 Aug 14

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It is with heavy heart that I am inviting the Patriot Guard Riders to stand in silent Honor and Respect for my Father, my Hero, CPL Paul R. “Russ” Cumblidge, U.S. Army WWII Veteran. Dad went to be in the Lord’s Army and reunited with my Mother early in the morning of 12 Aug 14.

Dad was an Anti-Tank Gun Crewman with Hqs Co., 2nd Bn, 167th Inf Regt, 31st Div serving in New Guinea and on the Phillipine Islands during the war in the South Pacific.

Visitation will be at the Myers Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Sistersville, WV (http://tinyurl.com/ngu3n56) on Friday, 15 August, from 1600-2000.  PGR will NOT participate in the visitation.

Funeral services will held at the First Baptist Church, 506 Wells St., Sistersville, WV (http://tinyurl.com/l6legk8) on Saturday, 16 August, beginning at 1300.

Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Old State Route 18, Sistersville, WV (http://tinyurl.com/l456uqe).  Escort to cemetery will be provided at which time a flag line will be set and maintained until the conclusion of graveside services.

Ride Captain assignment is currently pending.

Early weather forecast for Saturday is for sunny skies, temperatures in the mid-80’s and a 0% chance of precipitation.  Please watch the weather and dress/travel accordingly ensuring you keep yourselves well hydrated.

Monitor the thread for Ride Captain assignment along with staging time and location.

If at all possible, please make a concerted effort to attend this most honorable mission and help us say “Thank You” and “God Speed” to another of America’s Greatest Generation.

Respects,

Joe

Joe Cumblidge

State Captain

West Virginia Patriot Guard

 

Riding with Honor and Respect