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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.

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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Escort – Cpl Jerry Williams, USMC Vietnam Veteran – Franklin, TN to Pruntytown – 09 & 10 Aug

ABOUT THE MISSION: We have been asked by the family of Cpl Jerry E. Williams, USMC Vietnam Era Veteran, to provide escort as he is transported from Franklin, TN to the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV for his final services on 9 and 10 Aug 2018. This will be a Multi-City/Multi-State escort with numerous stops in Kentucky and West Virginia for fuel, rest and pick-up any additional riders. Stops in Kentucky will be as follows (all times are approximate/all…

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CPT Doit L. Koppler, US Army (Ret), Vietnam Veteran – West Union, WV – 20 Jul 18

  ABOUT THE MISSION: The family of CPT Doit Leon Koppler has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in escorting him to his final rest in the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV on Friday, 20 Jul 18. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-20-18 Staging Time: 10:00 Doddridge County Middle School 65 Doddridge County School Rd West Union, West Virginia 26456 https://tinyurl.com/ybmqzh3z Ride Captain: WV SRC Carl Spade (ace_gunsmith@hotmail.com) is the RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission brief: 1015 KSU: Approx 1030…

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Col. Jasper C. Lilly, Jr., USMC (Retired) – Shady Spring, WV – 17 Jul 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The family of Col. Jasper C. Lilly, Jr., has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to escort their Hero to his final rest and stand a flag line during graveside services. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-17-18 Staging Time: 09:00 Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home 729 Flat Top Road Shady Spring, West Virginia 25918 https://tinyurl.com/ycso2ele Ride Captain: WV ASC-South Pat Hanifin, Sr (patnpath@frontier.com; 304-673-9780) is the RCIC. Special Instructions: PGR will provide escort to the Ellison Ridge Cemetery at 0930.…

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Cpl Richard Deeter, USMC Veteran – Belpre, OH – 15 Jul 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The family of Cpl Richard Eugene Deeter, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, has requested our presence at his final services on Sunday, 15 Jul, in Belpre, OH. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-15-18 Staging Time: 14:30 Mullen Memorial Baptist Church 1520 Putnam Howe Dr. Belpre, Ohio 45714 https://tinyurl.com/y95q3gg8 Ride Captain: Carl Spade (ace_gunsmith@hotmail.com) is the designated RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission brief: 1445. Flag line will be in place NLT 1500 and maintained until start of services at 1600. At the…

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