The family of CPT Doit Leon Koppler has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in escorting him to his final rest in the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV on Friday, 20 Jul 18.


Staging Time: 10:00

Doddridge County Middle School
65 Doddridge County School Rd
West Union, West Virginia 26456

Ride Captain:

WV SRC Carl Spade (ace_gunsmith@hotmail.com) is the RCIC.

Special Instructions:

Mission brief: 1015

KSU: Approx 1030

This will be a joint escort along with members of the CMA.

Upon arrival at the National Cemetery, our flag line will be established and maintained for the duration of the committal services.

CPT Koppler was a combat veteran having proudly served his country as a reconnaissance pilot flying OV-1 Mohawks during the Vietnam War, earning the Bronze Star and several other awards and commendations. Following his military retirement, Doit served as a commercial helicopter pilot and instructor, long-haul truck driver and instructor, farmer, and engaged in numerous entrepreneurial pursuits.

He was an ordained minister and avid student of The Bible having an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He volunteered as a minister at the North Central Regional Jail and was active with Christian Motorcyclist Association. His vision for sharing the love and redemption of Jesus Christ was evident to all. In connection with this vision, he founded the JB Hunt Lighthouse Team, which ministers to long-haul truckers, and created various tools for use in ministry including the CMA Salvation Bracelet. He attended Blandville Church and New Life Ministries of Ellenboro.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided

If you have large bike flags, please bring them.

Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Joe Cumblidge
Position: West Virginia State Captain


West Union, WV 26456