Riding With Honor and Respect

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  Welcome to the website for the West Virginia Patriot Guard Riding With Honor and Respect   The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse…. 

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Honor Mission: Henry Jourdan Finerfrock, Veteran US Navy – WWII MULTI-CITY, MULTI-STATE – March 29, 2023

Henry Jourdan Finerfrock, age 97, U S Navy WWII Veteran, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, 22. March 2023. Henry served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was a Signalman 3/c on the USS Bataan in the Pacific Theater from 1943 to 1946. Henry enjoyed hiking and backpacking. Twice, Henry climbed to the top of Mount Katahdin, the northern point of the Appalachian Trail in Maine in the 1950’s. He was a member of…

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Honor Mission: Robert V (BJ) Haught III, Veteran US Army, US Army Reserve PGR Masontown, West Virginia – April 2, 2023

Robert V. “B.J.” Haught, III, 43 U S Army Veteran, PGR Member for his final services on Sunday, 2 April 2023.  Robert went to be with the Lord on Sunday, 6 February 2023. He was a 1997 graduate of Preston High School where he excelled in the JROTC program, auto mechanics and lettered in wrestling. B.J. proudly served his country in the US Army in the 646th Quarter Master Company and was awarded the sharpshooter medal. He made use of…

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Honor Mission Benjamin “Benny” Tony Portaro, Veteran US Army – WWII, POW/MIA Clarksburg, West Virginia – March 24, 2023

Benjamin “Benny” Tony Portaro, 102 U S Army Veteran for his final services on Friday March 24,2023. Benjamin went to be with the Lord on Friday March 17, 2023. Benjamin attended Bridgeport Schools. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the WWII era. During his time in the US Army, Benjamin went to France then Germany to take part in the Battle of Sauer Basin and then on to the Battle of the Bulge in Luxemburg…

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Honor Mission: Timothy A. Daniels, Veteran US Army – GW/ODS Fairmont, West Virginia – March 10, 2023

Sgt Timothy A. Daniels, 63 U S Army Veteran for his final services on Thursday, 10 March 2023. Timothy went to be with the Lord on Saturday, 14 January 2023. Tim was a Veteran of the US Army where he served in military intelligence during the cold war and Desert Storm. During his almost 14 years of service he traveled to many places like Germany and the middle East as a couple examples. He was a multiple medal recipient and…

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Honor Mission: Clarence A. “Scotty” Scott, Veteran US Army – Vietnam Parkersburg, West Virginia – February 23, 2023

Honor and Respect for Clarence A. “Scotty” Scott, 72 U S Army Vietnam Veteran services on Thursday 23, February 2023. Clarence went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, 15 February 2023. Scotty graduated Parkersburg South High School in 1968. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Scotty was a member of Chesterville UMC and later attended Big Tygart UMC. He worked at Ames until his retirement. February 23, 2023 – 5:30 PM Lambert Tatman…

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Honor Mission: Donald P. Richards, Veteran US Marine Corps, Vietnam Bridgeport, West Virginia – February 20, 2023

escort Donald P. Richards, 78, US Marine Corps, Vietnam veteran, through West Virginia for his final services, on Tuesday 21, February 2023 at Arlington National Cemetery. Donald went to be with the Lord on Sunday 15, January 2023. Don graduated from Portsmouth West High School May 1962, after graduation he entered the United States Marine Corps and served from 1962 until 1969. He was honorably discharged March 1969, after serving in Vietnam. He was awarded: a Purple Heart, for wounds…

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Honor Mission: Keith Mitchell, Retired Air National Guard Fire Service, PGR, Elkview, West Virginia – February 11, 2023

Honor and Respect for MSgt. Keith Mitchell, 68 U S Air National Guard Retired, Retired Deputy Chief Pinch Volunteer Fire and former Ride Captain for the WV Patriot Guard for his final services on Saturday, 11 February 2023, Keith went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, 7 February 2023. Keith was a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. He was an active member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where he played bass guitar for the choir for many years.…

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