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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…. 

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Welcome Home Elements of the WVNG – Charleston, WV – 04 Jan 20

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Family Readiness Group of the West Virginia National Guard has requested our presence and participation in welcoming home our Citizen Soldiers from an almost one year overseas deployment. Our heroes will be arriving in two separate groups. One in the morning and one in the afternoon on Saturday, 04 Jan 20 @ Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-04-20 Staging Time: 10:45 AM Go-Mart 1502 Greenbrier St. Charleston, West Virginia 25311 https://tinyurl.com/r4gt7ah Ride Captain:…

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EXTREMELY SHORT NOTICE – A1C Franklin Jones, USAF VN – Coolville, OH/Parkersburg, WV – 13 Dec 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: A1C Jones served in the United States Air Force and is a Vietnam Veteran. To honor his life and service we will stand a flag line in Ohio and provide an escort to his final resting place in West Virginia, with another flag line. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-13-19 Staging Time: 10:45am White-Schwarzel Funeral Home 2817 Fifth Street Coolville, Ohio 45723 Ride Captain: Chris Thacker thackomatic@gmail.com Special Instructions: Graveside Service:Friday: 13 December 2019@1430hrs-(2:30 PM) Staging Friday: 13 December…

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Wreaths Across America – Dunbar, WV – 14 Dec 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: Once again the Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Donel C. Kinnard State Veteran’s Cemetery in Dunbar, WV on Saturday, 14 Dec 19. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-14-19 Staging Time: 11:00 AM Parking lot across from the West Virginia State Police Academy 135 Academy Dr. Dunbar, West Virginia 25064 https://tinyurl.com/w39feqj Ride Captain: Jeanne Shaffer (jas875@frontier.com) is the RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission briefing at 11:10 AM. We will proceed…

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Wreaths Across America – Grafton, WV – 14 Dec 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: Once again, the Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the old West Virginia National Cemetery, 431 Walnut St, Grafton, WV 26354 on Saturday, 14 Dec 19. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-14-19 Staging Time: 11:15 AM Grafton National Cemetery 431 Walnut St. Grafton, West Virginia 26354   https://tinyurl.com/tvkt225 Ride Captain: Boonie Jarvis (dolittle202@gmail.com) is the RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission briefing at 11:20 AM. Flag line will be in place NLT…

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Fred Wittek, U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran – Grafton, WV – 03 Dec 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Fred Wittek, U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran, for his final services and interment on Tuesday, 03 Dec 19. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-03-19 Staging Time: 09:30 AM Bartlett Funeral Home 202 McGraw Avenue Grafton, West Virginia 26354 https://tinyurl.com/uskm4jr Ride Captain: Boonie Jarvis (dolittle202@gmail.com) is the RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission Briefing at 9:45 AM. Flag line will be in place NLT 10:00 AM and will…

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UPDATE – PFC Logan Castello, USA – Wheeling, WV/Moon, PA/Barnesville, OH – 11-30-19/12-03-19/12-04-19

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in PFC Logan Castello’s return home and in his final services on 30 Nov, 03 Dec and 04 Dec 19. Logan went to be with the Lord on 20 Nov 19. We will gladly provide an escort from Pittsburgh International Airport to the Patron Funeral Home, 702 E. Main St., Barnesville, OH on 30 Nov, stand in silent Honor and Respect during his wake on 03 Dec and…

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SGT Billy Holmes, USA Korea KIA – Dulles, VA/Martinsburg, WV – 21 & 23 Nov

  ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SGT William Christopher Holmes, 21, U.S. Army, Korean War KIA/MIA as he is returned home for his final rest. According to the DPAA and the Korean War Project, Holmes, called Billy by those who knew him well, was a member of Heavy Tank Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.  He’d been in Korea since August of 1950. Early in 1951,…

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SHORT NOTICE – Leslie Greene,USMC Veteran – Fayetteville,WV – 08 Nov 18

  ABOUT THE MISSION: Leslie Edsel Green, 83, US Marine Corps, of Oak Hill passed away on October 30, 2019 at home. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-08-19 Staging Time: 09:30 AM Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home 350 W Maple Ave., Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840 https://tinyurl.com/y2c4yq53 Ride Captain: PatnPathanifin@frontier.com RCIC Special Instructions: Staging: 9:30 AM Ride Briefing: 9:45 AM. Flag Line in place NLT 10:00 AM. After Funeral Services, escort will be to the Huse Memorial Park Fayetteville, WV. where Flag Line…

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