The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Sgt James Paul Keith, US Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, for his final services on Saturday, 31 Dec 16. James went to be with the Lord on 26 Dec 16.
Jim was a 1965 graduate of Parkersburg High School where he excelled in football and following graduation received numerous offers to play at the college level. He attended Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA in his post-graduate year where he continued playing football and served as captain of his tennis team. Jim then made a decision to accept a full football scholarship to Colorado State University. With the escalation of the Viet Nam War, Jim felt a strong obligation to enlist in the Marine Corp which he proudly served from 1967-1970. Prior to departing on a tour of duty in Viet Nam, Jim was selected to be a member of the Presidential Color Guard in Washington, DC.
Services will be held at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., Parkersburg, WV (https://tinyurl.com/hdkqdqk) beginning at 1100.
WV RC Carl Spade (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the designated RCIC of this most Honorable mission.
Staging will be at the funeral home at 0930.
Mission briefing at 0945.
Flag line will be in place prior to the start of visitation at 1000 and will be maintained until the start of service.
There will be NO escort to the cemetery or graveside flag line. Our mission will be complete at the start of services.
Weather forecast for tomorrow is cloudy skies, a 70% chance of showers with temperatures in the mid-40’s. Please dress and travel accordingly. As there is no escort, two wheels are NOT recommended.
Won’t you join us as we say “Thank You”, “Welcome Home” and “God Speed” to one of our own who so willingly gave of his time to help protect and preserve our freedom and liberties.