Sgt Denver Britton, US Army, WWII Veteran – Parkersburg, WV – 29 Jan 14



   The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Sgt Denver Britton, US Army, WWII Veteran.  Denver went to be with Lord on 17 Jan 14.  He served our country during WWII in the U.S. Army stationed in the South Pacific earning the Bronze Star. 

   Funeral services will be on Wednesday, 29 Jan 14, at the Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 7th St., Parkersburg, WV ( beginning at 1200.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home for two hours prior to the commencement of services. 

   Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown, WV.

    WV SC Joe Cumblidge ( is the RCIC of this most honorable mission.

    Staging will be at the funeral home at 1030 with mission brief at 1045.  Flag line will be in place by 1100 and maintained until start of services.

    Long range weather forecast is calling for overnight lows of -1 on Tuesday with a daytime high of +11 on Wednesday.  Bikes will NOT be required nor are they advised.  Above all else, please ensure you dress and travel for the weather conditions.  YOUR safety and well-being is paramount.

    Understanding this is a work day, if at all possible, please do your best to attend as we say thank you and goodbye to another of America’s Greatest Generation.



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  1. ******Mission Accomplished******

    On a frigid January morning, with temperatures hovering near zero, 7 members of the Patriot Guard Riders gathered at Leavitt’s Funeral Home to pay Honor and Respect and to say a simple “Thank You” to another member of America’s Greatest Generation, U.S. Army Veteran and Bronze Star recipient, Sgt Denver Britton as his life is remembered and he is placed in his final rest.

    Due to the extreme weather conditions we maintained our flag line for the last half of visitation until the start of services. We broke down our lines at that time and awaited the conclusion of services to render a final salute as Denver was moved to the funeral vehicle for his final trip to Riverview Cemetery.

    Upon arrival at the cemetery we once again established our flag line, rendering a salute as he was moved graveside. We continued to stand the flag line until the conclusion of Native American graveside services.

    My sincere thank you to Brian from Leavitt’s Funeral Home for working so well with us to ensure everything was done in a timely manner and for allowing us to stand our flag line in the vestibule. Thank you to all PGR members who braved the elements to ensure Denver’s service was not forgotten and to Denver’s daughter, Sheila, for extending the invitation for our participation.

    First and foremost, however, I want to truly thank Sgt Denver Britton for his honorable and heroic service to our great Country. Without men and women like you, we would not be able to continue to call this “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”. Thank you, sir. Rest well now. We have the watch. God Speed.

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