The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the escort and final service for John W. Copenhaver, a US Army veteran. John spent a considerable amount of time in the hospital this year, and passed away last Thursday, he was only 54 years old. 

  This mission will consist of an escort from the Chapman Mortuary in Huntington, to the State Veteran’s Cemetery in Institute, WV, and a subsequent flag line at the cemetery; the escort will involve travel on I-64 for a distance of about 35 miles, at highway speeds.

Staging time: 1230-1245, anticipate departure at 1300 (to make a 1400 service time at the cemetery)

Staging location: Chapman Mortuary, 2851 Third Ave, Huntington, WV https://www.chapmans-mortuary.com/contact-us/facilities-and-directions

Destination: Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veteran’s Cemetery, Institute, WV

RCIC: Jim Shaffer

Buddy Palla,