The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested by the family of Special Operations Chief Nicholas “Nick” Null, 31, to stand in silent Honor and Respect as he makes his final journey home and is laid to rest.

   Our participation shall consist of escorting Chief Null upon his return to West Virginia and at his funeral service and interment. 

   Chief Null is expected to return to West Virginia on FRIDAY, 19 August.  ETA is not yet known but will be posted just as soon as it is published.  Arrival will be at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, 543 Airport Rd., Williamstown, WV ( 

   Staging will be at the West Virginia Welcome Center, Williamstown exit on I-77 at a time to be announced.

   Visitation and services will be held beginning at 1200 on Sunday, 21 August, at Parkersburg South High School Auditorium.  Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

   Itinerary for Sunday as follows:

     Staging time: 1030.

     Location: Wal-Mart, 2900 Pike St., Parkersburg, WV (

     Mission Brief: 1045.

     KSU: 1100.

   Flag line will be maintained from time of our arrival until start of services.  We will re-establish at the conclusion of services as he is prepared to make his final journey to the cemetery where we will, once again, have our line in place for graveside services.

   WV District Ride Captain, Tracy Youmans (, is the RCIC of this most honorable mission.

   Current weather forecast for Friday is for temperatures in the low 80’s with a 30% chance of showers.  Sunday’s forecast is for temperatures in the mid 80’s with a 30% chance of showers.  Please dress/travel accordingly and ensure you are properly hydrated for both days.

Visit the mission thread at for updated information.

   We apologize for being vague on the ETA for Friday.  Please understand this is out of our control but staging will be announced just as soon as possible.  Please make a concerted effort to attend this mission to show your appreciation for Chief Null’s service and ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and liberty.


Joe Cumblidge

State Captain

West Virginia Patriot Guard