The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand a flag line for the Dedication of the bridge number 48-18-10.11 (48A104), locally known as Centerville Bridge, carrying WV 18 over Middle Island Creek in Tyler County, the “U.S. Navy CAPT Homer Leroy Smith Memorial Bridge”.  Captain Smith was on his 183rd mission and was ready to return to his home base in California when he was shot down at Bac Giang, Vietnam on May 20, 1967. His remains were brought to Annapolis, Maryland for burial May 29, 1974. Services were held in the Chapel at Navy Academy with interment at the Navy Cemetery at Annapolis.

Staging Time: 10:00 a.m.

Tyler Consolidated High School
Middlebourne, West Virginia 26149

Ride Captain:

Pat Dawson (ptpup@frontier.com)

Special Instructions:

10:00 a.m. Ride Briefing
10:15 a.m. KSU
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Delores Minear
Position: West Virginia HOTH Coordinator

Tyler, Texas