The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Corporal Bruce Edward Oiler, United States Marine Corp, as he takes his final journey on Monday, 14 July. Bruce received several Honors which included the Combat Action Ribbon and a Purple Heart. Bruce also loved to ride his motorcycle.

Funeral services will be held at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street Follansbee, WV ( Visitation starts at 4:00 PM with Services and Full Military Honors at 8:00 PM.   This mission does not have an escort.  We will be holding our flag line for the visitation and during part of the service.

RCIC: Cheryl Skinner,(  740-310-9573

CO-RC – Ed Gill, (  304-830-2622

Staging: 3:15 PM at James Funeral Home

Ride Briefing: 3:30 PM

Flag Line: 3:40 PM

Early weather forecast is for temperatures near 80 with 60% chance of precipitation. Please dress and travel accordingly, ensuring you keep yourself well hydrated.

Understand this is a work day for most, if at all possible please make a concerted effort to stand and say “Thank You”.


Susan Whitlatch

District 6 Ride Captain

West Virginia Patriot Guard