SHORT NOTICE – A1C Ron Ault, USAF Vet/Gold Star Father – Bethesda, OH – 14 Feb 14

Ron Ault


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in silent Honor and Respect for A1C Ron Ault, U.S. Air Force Veteran and Gold Star Father, as he goes to his final rest on Friday, 14 Feb 14. Ron went to be with the Lord and his son, SSgt Jesse Ault, who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9 Apr 08, on 11 Feb. 

Service will be at 1100 at the Kelly-Kemp-Braido and Pratron Funeral Home, 322 N. Main St., Bethesda, OH ( on Friday, 14 Feb, with internment to follow in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, OH. Escort to the cemetery WILL be provided. 

WV District 6 RC Cheryl Skinner is the designated Ride Captain in Charge of this most honorable mission. 

Staging will be at the funeral home at 0930 with mission brief at 0945.  Flag line will be in place NLT 1000 and maintained until start of services.

Visitation times will be on Thursday, 13 Feb, from 1400-1600 and 1800-2100. Although not an official portion of this mission, Cheryl will be standing at the funeral home during both periods. Anyone willing and able to assist her is encouraged to also attend. 

Weather forecast for Friday is for temperatures in the low 30’s with a 40% chance of snow. Please ensure you dress accordingly and NO BIKES!! Cages only for your own safety. 

Understanding this is a work day for many, if at all possible please make a concerted effort to attend this mission to thank Ron for, not only his honorable service to our great Country but the giving us his own son who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our freedom and liberty. 
Joe Cumblidge 
WV State Captain

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  1. *********Mission Complete**********

    On a cold winter Thursday afternoon in Bethesda, OH, myself, Ed Gill and Susan Whitlatch stood proud to Honor our friend, American Hero, Gold Star Father & a True American Patriot.

    Family and friends Thanked us many times by shaking hands, hugs. Many asked if we were cold & we politely replied, Its and Honor to Stand here for A1C Ronald K. Ault which warms our hearts.

    The morning of the funeral with a very brisk wind & cold temps eight Patriot Guard members stood with Honor and Respect of A1C Ronald K. Ault.

    It was an Honor to have two Gold Star Father’s present, Alan Litman & Thomas Mollohan. Thank you Alan for stepping in to the Belmont County Veteran Assoc. with the gun salute. Thank you Alan for hold the construction crew until the procession passed.

    As the Veteran Assco. finished their Honors they announced the Patriot Guard will pay their Honors and that we did. Myself, Pat Dawson & Shirley Martin, did our final Salute, I knelt down to say my prayer at the casket. Thank you Pat and Shirley for helping back to my feet. Pat presented Debi Ault with the plaque, Shirley present the condolence book. With tears rolling down my face and trying to speak I presented Debi with a Certificate of Appreciation.

    After the service we formed a Flag line & rendered a Salute while A1C Ronald K. Ault was bing prepared for his finial ride. Arriving at the cemetery I asked Michael Whitlatch to set up the Flag line while we waited for the hurst and family to make the loop in front of the gravesite. As Michael called present arms A1C Ault was carried to his final resting place.

    We stood Flag line while family and friends past we were each thanked for being for Honoring

    A1C Ronald K. Ault.

    It was Truly Our Honor.

    We stood proudly in place until the last vehicle left the cemetery.

    Although I was the Ride Captain of this Honorable Mission I wanted each member to have a part in how we Honored A1C Ault.

    Thank you Jim and Sue Patron for your support and of working with us.

    Thank you to the Ault Family for allowing us to Honor your loved one, a True friend, American , Hero, Gold Star Father and a True Patriot.

    Stand down A1C Ronald K. Ault,

    Rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord and with your son

    SSgt. Jesse Ault. Your work on earth is complete.

    West Virginia Patriot Guard

    ******Mission Complete******

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