The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to provide escort and stand a flag line for Helen Clem O’Connor, 91, US Navy WWII Veteran, as she goes to her final rest in Palatine, WV.   Ms. O’Connor was one of the first 25 women ever to enlist in the Navy Waves and was a lifetime member of the Waves Association. Helen is also the Aunt of WV PGR member Marsha Myers. 

   Interment services will be in Bunner’s Cemetery, Palatine, WV ( on Sunday, 23 June. 

   Staging will be at Brady’s Pricketts Fort Exxon, Exit 139 off of I-79 ( at 1330 

   Mission brief will be at 1345 with KSU approximately 1400 for the trip to the cemetery where a flag line will be maintained during graveside services. 

   WV RC Buddy Myers ( is the RCIC of this most honorable mission. 

   Early weather forecast is for a 30% chance of isolated showers/thundershowers with temperatures in the mid-80’s.  Please dress and travel accordingly, ensuring you are properly hydrated. 

   Please make a concerted effort to come out and pay your Honor and Respect to another of America’s Greatest Generation.