Nat'l Guard

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for MSG (RET) Michael R. Scully, WVARNG, during his final services and tribute on Friday, 17 Oct 14, at the Williamstown Readiness Center in Williamstown, WV. MSG Scully went to be with the Lord on 11 Oct after losing his battle with cancer. 

MSG Scully was a longstanding member and employee of the WVARNG Aviation Community where he served in a variety of leadership and flight crew positions. Additionally during his last years he served and deployed with Special Operations in Africa. 

In addition to his long military career, he was also an avid Harley rider.  To honor his final request, the PGR will be present as he takes his final helo ride. 

Ride Captain assignment is currently pending. 

Staging will be at the Mini-Giant (BP) gas station located at the intersection of WV Routes 2 and 31. 

Staging time: 0815 

Mission brief: 0830.  Additional mission details will be given at that time. 

KSU: NLT 0845 for the short trip to the Readiness Center. 

A flag line will be established as he is moved into the Readiness Center and, again, as he is carried to the launch area for his final journey.  Our participation will end after the helo has taken off. 

Weather forecast for Friday is for temperatures in the high 60’s with a 20% chance of showers.  Please dress and travel accordingly. 

Understanding this is a work day for many, if at all possible, please make a concerted effort to attend this most honorable mission as we say “Thank You” and “God Speed” to another of our Citizen Soldiers who so willingly gave their time to protect your freedom and liberties.