The family of Cpl. Gary R. Bates, US Marine Corps/Vietnam Veteran has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to assist in final honors for their hero.

Staging: Saturday @ 11:15 a.m.
206 Kanawha Avenue
Rainelle, WV 25962

Briefing : 11:30 a.m.
KSU : 11:45 a.m.

Service : Smathers Funeral Home
1109 Main Street
Rainelle, WV 25962

Flag line: 12:00 p.m. until commencement of service at 1:00 p.m.

Forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 74, and 10% chance of rain. Dress accordingly!

WV Ride Captain: Pat Hanifin, Sr. (304) 673-9780

An escort to Meadow Bridge for graveside services will follow the funeral service. Escort details will be provided at the mission briefing. Please bring a 3 x 5 flag. If you can safely fly a flag at funeral escort speeds, feel free to do so. As always cages and bikes are welcome.

Respectfully submitted by: Pat Hanifin, Sr.