Marvin faithfully served in the US Marines between 1961-1971; he served two combat tours in Vietnam. Upon completion of those tours, he led security elements of the U.S. Embassy in Iran, Cyprus, Vietnam and Libya. His family has requested the Patriot Guard Riders stand in honor of their loved one during his final services.

Because of the extreme short notice, we understand if attendance is an issue for most folks, but if you are able to make it to either the service at the Mortuary, or the interment service at the cemetery, it will be greatly appreciated. See staging times for both services below.


Primary Staging Time: 0845 A.M.
Chapman Mortuary
2851 3rd Ave.
Huntington, West Virginia – 25702
Ride Captain:
Buddy Palla
Special Instructions:
Those able to stand a flag line should be in place by 0900 hrs
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 20 Feb, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 1130 A.M.
White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Rt 60

This is the cemetery on the opposite side of I-64 from the Huntington/Barboursville Mall

Barboursville, West Virginia –
Ride Captain:
Special Instructions:
We will follow Marine Corps League commands at the interment service. They will be in charge of the military rites.

Submitted By: Buddy Palla
Position: Assistant State Captain

Huntington, WV 25702