The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for CPT David Van Camp, U.S. Army, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Sandbox on 29 Jun.

    Our participation has been requested to escort CPT Van Camp as he returns to West Virginia on 24 Jul, during his services on 30 Jul, escorting him to ANC on 31 Jul and his interment on 1 Aug.

    Staging for the escort of 24 Jul will be at 0845 at the Sun n Fun Tanning Salon, 265 River Road, Wheeling, WV ( with KSU NLT 0900 for the short journey to Wheeling-Ohio County Airport.  Upon his return, we will escort him to Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 1200, 30 Jul, with visitation from 1000-1200.  Staging time will be 0900 at in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 6 Elm Grove Crossing Mall, Wheeling, WV (  KSU NLT 0915.  Flag line will be in place NLT 0945 and will be maintained until start of services.

    We will also be providing escort for CPT Van Camp from the funeral home to Murphy’s Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA on 31 Jul in preparation for his interment services in ANC at 1100 on 1 Aug.  Staging time and location for the escort will be provided in the mission thread.

    West Virginia ASC-North, Ron Jones, is the RCIC for the initial escort and funeral services.  West Virginia SC, Joe Cumblidge, is the RCIC for the escort to Alexandria, VA.

    Please watch the weather forecast for each day of this most honorable mission.  Dress and travel accordingly.  Please ensure you keep yourself properly hydrated.  YOUR safety is paramount.

    For the escorts and funeral services, please monitor the mission thread for any updates.  Follow at:

    For the ANC portion of this mission, please follow at:

    Please make a concerted effort to attend all or parts of this mission to honor the service and sacrifice of an American Hero.  Please also make a point to visit the mission thread to post your own thanks and words of condolence.


 Joe Cumblidge

State Captain

West Virginia Patriot Guard