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The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Benjamin D. “Ben” Cole, U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Vietnam Veteran and PGR member. Ben went to be with the Lord at his residence on 26 July 13.

Funeral services will be Friday, 2 August, at 1300 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV (https://tinyurl.com/kyltjug).

Interment will follow at the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery, Lubeck, WV (https://tinyurl.com/ld9mak9). Escort will be provided.

WV RC Jerry Stanley is the RCIC of this most honorable mission. Direct any questions to him at jstan97@gmail.com or me at wvugo2001@suddenlink.net. 

Staging will be at the funeral home at 1130 with mission briefing at 1145. Flag line will be in place NLT 1200 and maintained until start of services. It will be reset at the conclusion of services as Ben is moved to the hearse for his final journey.

Early weather forecast for Friday is for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-80’s. Please 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 stand for one of our own.