The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SP4(T) William “Ski” Malinoski for his final services on Saturday, 26 March 2016.  Ski went to be in the Lord’s Army on Sunday, 20 March.

Funeral services will begin at 1100 on 26 March at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, WV (

West Virginia Ride Captains Mike ( and Susan ( Whitlatch are the designated Ride Captains in Charge of this most Honorable mission.

Staging will be at the funeral home at 0930.

Mission brief at 0945 with flag line in place prior to the start of visitation at 1000.

At the conclusion of services, escort will be provided to St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV.

Weather forecast is for temperatures in the low to mid-60’s with a 90% chance of sunshine.  Please dress and travel accordingly.

Understanding this is a holiday weekend, if at all possible, please put forth a concerted effort come out to say “Thank You”, “Welcome Home” and “God Speed” to another of our native sons who served your great Country during a period in our history when such service was frowned upon by many.  Please also put forth the effort to visit the mission thread and post a few words of condolence to Ski’s family.  Thank you very much in advance.



Follansbee, WV 26037