The Patriot Guard riders have been asked to stand in Honor of U.S. Navy World War ll Veteran, USS Indianapolis survivor Sam Lopez at Gypsy WV.

 On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea and sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 men on board, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remainder, about 900 men, were left floating in shark-infested waters with no lifeboats and most with no food or water. The ship was never missed, and by the time the survivors were spotted by accident four days later only 316 men were still alive.

Dave Rowan ( will be the RCIC.
Staging will be at the Gomart #84, 1525 Johnson Ave, Bridgeport WV 26330, Exit 121 off I-79.


Staging time 9:30am

KSU at 10:00. Travel to bridge approximately 7 miles.

Bring your 3×5 Flags

Watch the weather reports and dress/travel accordingly
Delores Minear

HOTH Director – North