The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for our native son, Command Sergeant Major Timothy Bolyard, U.S. Army, who was killed in the line of duty while deployed on Monday, September 3, 2018.

He was an armor/cavalry scout Senior Sergeant out of Fort Benning, Georgia.

Previous combat deployments include Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Albania.

CSM Bolyard served in the military for 24 years following his enlistment in June of 1994. His awards and decorations during his two and half decades of service include: Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with four Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, United Nations Medal NATO Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award and Combat Action Badge.

He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Staging Time: 10:30

Donald G Ford Funeral Home
950 George Washington Highway
Grafton, West Virginia 26354

Ride Captain:
Boonie Jarvis (dolittle202@gmail.com)

Joe Cumblidge (wvugo2001@suddenlink.net)

Special Instructions:
Mission briefing at 1045 after which we will immediately move to the Mission of Freedom Church, located beside the funeral home, establish our flag line NLT 1100 and maintain it until the start of services at 1200.

At the conclusion of services, we will reset our flag line as CSM Bolyard is transferred to the hearse for his final journey to the West Virginia National Cemetery, a distance of less than 5 miles.

Escortwill be provided. Our place in the procession will be at the discretion of CSM Bolyard’s widow.

Route to cemetery may be altered to allow for one final pass by the local schools but that will not be known until that morning. Please ensure you have enough fuel to allow for this contingency.

Upon arrival at the committal shelter, flag line will be set and maintained for the duration of services.

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