The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for PO1 Ernest Martin Kroese, U.S. Navy, Vietnam Veteran, during his final services on Saturday, 25 Oct 14. Ernest went to be with the Lord on 11 Oct 14 and will be interred on the family property.
WV District 3 RC Carl Spade ( is the designated RCIC of this most honorable mission.

Staging will be at the Exxon station located at the junction of WV Routes 16 and 47. If traveling West on 47, station will be on your right and if traveling East, station will be on your left. If traveling in on Route 16, turn Right at the junction of Route 47.

Staging time: 1315

Brief and KSU at 1330 for the short trip to the family property.

Flag line will be in place prior to the start of services at 1400 and maintained until the conclusion.

Property has a gravel driveway and hard-packed yard which should be conducive to 2-wheels, although cages are also welcome. There is NO escort associated with this mission.

Very early weather forecast is for temperatures in the mid-60’s with a minimal chance of precipitation. Please dress and travel according to conditions on that day.

As this is a weekend and a relatively remote part of West Virginia, if at all possible, please make an effort to attend as we say “Thank You” and “God Speed” to another who so willingly answer our Nation’s call during a period of history when such service was frowned upon by many.