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Completed Missions

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Leslie J. Sword, 91, USAF, WWII Veteran, Charleston, WV, 28 AUG 13

  The family of Leslie J. Sword has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand in silent honor and respect for their loved one at his final services this coming Wednesday…we will be honored to stand for this hero. The mission will consist of a flag line at the Fairhaven Baptist Church on Campbell’s Creek prior to the funeral service, an escort to the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens in Cross Lanes, and a flag line for the interment service at…

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Sgt Jerome E. Kiger, USAAC, WWII MIA, Pittsburgh, PA / Mannington, WV, 18, 21 JUL 13

CONFIRMED MISSION: NOTE:  This is a two part mission. The PGR has been requested to provide escort and flag lines for Sgt. Jerome E. Kiger, US Army Air Corps, who was shot down on July 21, 1944 over Germany.  He was listed as MIA since that time. His remains were recently found and identified.  He will be returning to his hometown for burial and well deserved honor services. The first part of this mission will be on July 18th, as…

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Confirmed – John T. Appleton, Firefighter – Malden, WV – 28 Jun

    John Appleton, 62, of Malden, suffered cardiac arrest while fighting a fire in the Sissonville area. He was rushed to the hospital but did not survive. John has been pastor of Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Malden, W.V., since 2004. He also served as chaplain for the local fire department. He will have a full firefighter’s funeral on Friday, 28 June.   The Patriot Guard has been invited to stand in silent honor for this fine man as his…

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SP4 Garry Lee Burgess Bridge Dedication Ceremony, Buckhannon, WV, 15 JUN 13

BRIDGE DEDICATION….CZAR, WEST VIRGINIA                                                  June 15th,  2013   1 PM                                  The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to stand in                     HONOR OF GARRY LEE BURGESS  , SP4  U.S. ARMY   KIA. VIETNAM                                                   SP4 Burgess gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom on June 19,1966. He is one of 13 from Upshur County, WV to do so.         SP4 GARRY LEE BURGESS is honored on Panel 8E, Row 62 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Dave Rowan will take the…

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***UPDATED Honor Flight, Send Off / Welcome Home, Huntington, WV, 11 MAY 13

** Honor Flight-Send-Off/Welcome Home, Tri-State Airport, Huntington, WV 11 May 13 **     The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to participate at a very special event. This will be the first Honor Flight mission in West Virginia, and we are very excited to be able to honor our WWII and Korea veterans on their special day. These will be flag line-only missions at The Tri-State Airport (HTS) in Huntington, WV; we will have a send-off mission as the…

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SHORT NOTICE – Michael Hanklet, USMC, Wheeling, WV, 03 MAY 13

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to attend the final service/memorial gathering for Michael Hanket, United States Marine Corps Veteran, this Friday afternoon. Prior to his passing, Michael personally requested the Patriot Guard Riders attend his service…we are honored to fulfill that request. Staging location: TSC, 1 Elm Grove Crossing, Wheeling, WV Staging time: 1500 (3:00pm); mission brief at 1530 followed by a short ride to the funeral home. Funeral Home: Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St, Wheeling, WV…

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SHORT NOTICE – Dorcel Keith Walker, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, Elkview, WV, 29 APR 13

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Dorcel Keith Walker,  A U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, who went to be with the Lord.      Services will be start at 2 p.m. at Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Rd, Elkview, WV. with burial to follow at the O’Dell Cemetery, Dutch Ridge, WV.      Keith Mitchell keithmitchell@suddenlink.net will be the RCIC for this most honorable mission.      Date: 29 April 2013…

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Richard S. Burns, Sr. US Army, Ronceverte, WV, 06-APR-13

CONFIRMED MISSION Richard S. Burns Sr., US Army Fairlea, WV April 6, 2013   The family of Richard S. Burns, Sr. have requested that the Patriot Guard Riders assist in final honors for their hero. Mr. Burns served with the 197th Infantry during WWII, receiving 3 Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts, and numerous awards during his eight years of service to our country. If you are able to, come help us show the honor and respect to one of America’s…

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