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Confirmed Missions

CONFIRMED – Pvt Ronald Boyer, US Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran – Pruntytown, WV – 28 Aug 15

The family of Ronald N Boyer, PVT, USMC, Vietnam, has requested the assistance of the PGR for the internment services of their family member. Date: Friday, 28 Aug 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: WV National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV Buddy Myers will be the RC in charge of this honorable mission. There will be no funeral home services. More information will be made available early Wednesday morning. Anticipate staging around 12:30 at the Administration Building. Thank you for your support. Sincerely,…

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CONFIRMED – MA1 Christopher Eckert, USN Gulf War Veteran – Huntington, WV – 13 Aug 15

  The family of Christopher Eckert has requested the services of the Patriot Guard Riders. Petty Officer Eckert passed away at the young age of 44; he was a 20-year veteran of the US Navy, was a Gulf War veteran, and did 9 overseas tours. According to his sister, he was also an avid motorcycle rider, as is most of his family. A number of his family members have expressed a desire to ride with the PGR as we escort…

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SHORT NOTICE – PVT Larry E. Watts, US Army Veteran – Milton, WV – 09/10 Aug 15

  The family of US Army veteran, Larry Edward Watts, has requested the Patriot Guard Riders stand in honor and respect for their loved one at his final services, this Saturday, 8 August 2015, in Milton, WV. This mission will consist of a flag line during the visitation, escort to the cemetery upon conclusion of the service (escort route is less than 2 miles), and a flag line during the interment service at the cemetery. Staging information is as follows:…

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SHORT NOTICE – SGT Joseph P. Geary, US Army, Korean War Veteran – Follansbee, WV – 28 Jul 15

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SGT Joseph Patrick Geary, 83, US Army, Korean War Veteran, for his final services on Tuesday, 28 Jul 15.  Joseph went to be in the Lord’s Army on Sunday, 26 Jul. Services will be held at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, WV (http://tinyurl.com/nr7h3z7) beginning at 1100. West Virginia Ride Captain Ed Gill (egillsdare@yahoo.com) is the designated Ride Captain in Charge of this…

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CONFIRMED – SGT Joseph P. Hitt, USA, ODS – EMS / Jane Lew, WV, 05 JUL 15

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SGT Joseph Paul Hitt, U.S. Army, Desert Storm Veteran and Lewis County EMS for his final services and internment on Sunday, 05 Jul 15.  Joseph went to be in the Lord’s Army on Tuesday, 30 Jun 15. Services will be at the Pat Boyles Funeral Home, 144 Hackers Creek Rd., Jane Lew, WV (http://www.patboylefuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10749.php) beginning at 1400. West Virginia Ride Captain John Brown (kz800c@yahoo.com) is…

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SHORT NOTICE – CONFIRMED – SGT Kenneth R. Berry, US Army (AD), OEF Veteran – Belpre, OH/Parkersburg, WV – 27 & 30 Jun 15

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SGT Kenneth Raymond Berry, 25, U.S. Army (AD) OEF Veteran, as he returns to his native West Virginia on Saturday, 27 Jun, and again for his final services on Tuesday, 30 Jun 15. SGT Berry lost his life when struck by a car in a tragic accident in Clarksville, TN on Tuesday, 23 Jun. SGT Berry will be returning to West Virginia on Saturday, 27…

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SHORT NOTICE – SSgt William A. Cokeley, US Air Force, Korea Veteran – Sistersville, WV – 19 Jun 15

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SSgt William A. “Bill” Cokeley, U.S. Air Force, Korean Veteran for his final services and internment on Friday, 19 Jun 15.  Bill went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, 16 Jun. Bill is the Grandfather of WV PGR member Heather Cumblidge and former Father-in-Law of WV State Captain Joe Cumblidge. Services will be held at Myers Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Sistersville, WV (http://tinyurl.com/opz3ky3)…

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CONFIRMED – A1C Thomas Vincent, U.S. Air Force Veteran – Fairmont, WV – 12 Jun 15

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for A1C Thomas Vincent, U.S. Air Force Veteran, for his final services and internment on Friday, 12 Jun 15. Services will be held at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, WV (http://tinyurl.com/p8wu63m) beginning at 1300. WV District 4 RC Mike “Boonie” Jarvis (dolittle202@gmail.com) is the designated RCIC of this most honorable mission. Staging will be at the funeral home at 1130. Mission…

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