thThe Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SGT Joseph Michael Gonchoff, U. S. Army Veteran of Desert Storm/Desert Shield. 

SGT Gonchoff was a member of the American Legion Post 3 in Moundsville WV, and an honorary member of the Roughneck Motorcycle Club. He was the owner of the Gonchoff Auction House and a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard.

Services will be held on Thursday, 13 November at 1000 at the CARE Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville, WV. (

Interment with military honors by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, WV

WV District 6 RC Cherly Skinner and Mike Whitlatch ( are the RCIC of this most honorable mission.

Staging will be at Guest House in the Plaza Shopping Center, 1400 Lafayette Ave., Moundsville, WV. (

Staging time: 0800
Mission brief: 0815

KSU: 0825  for the short ride to the funeral home.

Flag line will be in place NLT 0900 and maintained until start of services. At the conclusion of services, flag line will be reset as Joseph is moved to the hearse for his final journey.

Escort will be provided to the Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, WV, at which time flag line will be set and maintained during graveside services.

Early weather forecast is for morning lows of 22 with a 30% chance of snow showers. Please dress and travel accordingly.

Understanding this is a work day for most, if at all possible, please make an effort to attend this most honorable mission as we say “Thank You” and “God Speed” to another of our native sons.


Susan Whitlatch

RC District 6

WV Patriot Guard Riders