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Riding With Honor and Respect

Welcome to The West Virginia Patriot Guard site

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

Who We Are

Wondering what the Patriot Guard Riders is all about? You will find that information on our About Us Page and on the national Patriot Guard Riders site at: https://www.patriotguard.org

Submit A Mission Request

You may submit a mission request by filling the form  at the Mission Requests Page or by checking out Contact Us page.

CSM Timothy Allen Bolyard, USA KIA – Grafton, WV – 19 Sep 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for our native son, Command Sergeant Major Timothy Bolyard, U.S. Army, who was killed in the line of duty while deployed on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was an armor/cavalry scout Senior Sergeant out of Fort Benning, Georgia. Previous combat deployments include Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Albania. CSM Bolyard served in the military for 24 years following his enlistment in June of 1994.…

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HOTH – Honor Flight Welcome Home – Bridgeport, WV – 15 Sep 18

  ABOUT THE MISSION: THIS IS A HAPPY MISSION—-FOR THOSE WITH TIME—– stand a flagline for the returning Vets after their visit to their memorials in Washington, D.C. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-15-18 Staging Time: 18:30 15 SEPT 2018 Primary Staging Time: 6:30 P.M. Exxon @ Jerry Dove Dr. exit 124 on I-79 Bridgeport, West Virginia Ride Captain: Boonie Jarvis RCIC dolittle202@gmail.com Special Instructions: Briefing time 6:30 p.m. KSU 6:45 We will be escorted to the Bridgeport Airport. Bridgeport, West Virginia…

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SHORT NOTICE – CSM Timothy Bolyard, USA KIA – Bridgeport, WV – 13 Sep 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in bringing home our native son, Command Sergeant Major Timothy Bolyard, U.S. Army, who was killed in the line of duty in Logar Provence of Afghanistan on Monday, September 3, 2018 He was an armor/cavalry scout senior sergeant who was serving as the squadron command sergeant major assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade out of Fort Benning, Georgia. Previous combat deployments…

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Donald Ray Van Camp, Sr., US Army Veteran – Wheeling, WV – 10 Sep 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Donald Ray Van Camp, Sr., US Army Veteran, for his final services and interment on Monday, 10 Sep 18. Donald went to be with the Lord on 03 Sep 18. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his Son, Captain David Van Camp, US Army, assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; who died…

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Thelma R. Gilliam, USN WWII Veteran – Huntington, WV – 01 Sep 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Thelma Ruth Gilliam, 93, who went to be with the Lord on 27 August. Thelma was a Wave during WWII, serving as an aircraft mechanic. Her final services and interment will be Saturday, 01 Sep 18. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-01-18 Staging Time: 09:30 Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary 328 6th Avenue Huntington, West Virginia 25701 https://tinyurl.com/y93js4vd Ride Captain: Kentucky ASC Tom Epperly (thomas.epperly@yahoo.com) has graciously…

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James E. Strickland, USA Veteran – Elkview, WV – 23 Aug 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: We have been invited to provide escort and stand a flag line during the interment services for PFC James E. Strickland of Elkview, WV. PFC Strickland served our Nation honorably during the Korean War Conflict. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 08-23-18 Staging Time: 08:45 Hafer Funeral Home 50 N. Pinch Rd. Elkview, West Virginia 25071 https://tinyurl.com/y9sew5nx Ride Captain: Jim Shaffer (shaffer13e20@frontier.com) and Jeanne Shaffer (jas875@frontier.com) are the Co- RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission briefing: 0900 KSU: between 0915-0930 for short…

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SHORT NOTICE – Kenneth G. Wright, USN Veteran – New Martinsville, WV – 21 Aug

ABOUT THE MISSION: We have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Kenneth G. Wright, 91, US Navy Veteran for his final graveside services on Tuesday, 21 August. Kenneth went to be with the Lord on 15 August.   This will be a graveside services only mission.   PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 08-21-18 Staging Time: 12:30   Parking lot of Tractor Supply Company located in the New Martinsville Plaza. 245 Co Rd 2/9 New Martinsville, West Virginia 26155…

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Bridge Dedication – CAPT Homer L. Smith, USN VN KIA – Middlebourne, WV – 18 Aug 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand a flag line for the Dedication of the bridge number 48-18-10.11 (48A104), locally known as Centerville Bridge, carrying WV 18 over Middle Island Creek in Tyler County, the “U.S. Navy CAPT Homer Leroy Smith Memorial Bridge”.  Captain Smith was on his 183rd mission and was ready to return to his home base in California when he was shot down at Bac Giang, Vietnam on May 20, 1967. His…

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