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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: Preston Duncil, Active-Duty US Army, Fairmont, West Virginia – July 23, 2022

Honor and Respect for PFC Preston Duncil, 23 Active Duty US Army for his final services on Saturday, 23 July 2022. Preston went to be with the Lord on Thursday 14 July 2022. Preston was inducted into the United States Army in 2021 and completed his basic training in Missouri. He was a heavy construction equipment operator for the military while stationed at Fort Knox, KY. At an early age, he enjoyed the freedom of riding motorcycles. He loved his…

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Honor Mission: Lionel Kent Potts, Veteran US Navy – Vietnam MULTI-CITY, MULTI-STATE – July 21, 2022

Honor and Respect for Lionel Kent Potts, 74 U S Navy Vietnam Veteran for his final services on Thursday 21, July 2022. Lionel went to be with the Lord on Monday 18 July 2022. Lionel was a retired employee of Consolidated Coal, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, 1965 graduate of Magnolia High School. He enjoyed golfing, playing slow pitch and fast pitch softball and corn-hole. His favorite teams were the Cleveland Browns, Indians and WVU Mountaineers. He was a…

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Honor Mission: Kerry W. “Bill” Patterson, Veteran US Marine Corps – Vietnam Buckhannon, West Virginia – July 11, 2022

Honor and Respect for Kerry W. “Bill” Patterson, age 73 U.S. Marine Corps. Vietnam Veteran for his final services on Monday 11 2022. Kerry went to be with the Lord on Tuesday 5 July 2022. Bill was a huge animal lover and will be sadly missed by his family of cats and many wildlife friends. Bill was a Vietnam Veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps. And was a very patriotic person. He belonged to the Elks Lodge in Buckhannon.

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Honor Mission: Kenneth “Kenny” Lehman Wilhelm, Veteran US Navy – Vietnam Law Enforcement Clarksburg, West Virginia – July 12, 2022

Kenneth “Kenny” Lehman Wilhelm, 80 U S Navy Vietnam Veteran for his final services on Tuesday, 12 July 2022. Kenneth went to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 6, 2022. Kenny graduated from Victory High School, Class of 1961 where he was a star basketball player, #11. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Coral Sea during the Vietnam War. He retired as a police officer with the City of Clarksburg with twenty years of service.…

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Honor Mission: Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, Huntington, West Virginia – July 2, 2022

Patriot Guard will escort Mr. Williams from Huntington, WV to the Capital in Charleston, WV where he will lie in state. Hershel Woodrow Williams, affectionately known as Woody went home to be with the Lord June 29, 2022. Woody peacefully joined his beloved wife Ruby while surrounded by his family at the VA Medical Center which bears his name. Woody’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all of the love and support.

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Honor Mission: Richard William Horrigan, MULTI-CITY, MULTI-STATE – June 24, 2022

First Lieutenant Richard William Horrigan, Pilot in a P-47D “Razorback” Thunderbolt with the 22nd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force serving in Kolsa, Falkenburg / Elster, Brandenburg, Germany, assigned to Armed Reconnaissance Mission to the Alt Lönnewitz Airfield crashed while strafing enemy planes parked likely due to anti-aircraft fire on the 19th of April in 1945. Richard’s Wingman witnessed the crash but because the Airfield was behind enemy lines, Richard could not be recovered. Once sufficient evidence became…

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Honor Mission: Lawrence Ray Barr, Veteran US Army Petersburg, West Virginia – June 20, 2022

Lawrence Ray Barr, age 89 US Army Veteran for his final services on Monday 20 June 2022. Lawrence went to be with the Lord on Thursday 16 June 2022. Lawrence graduated from Moorefield High School, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Shepherd University, and a Master’s Degree in Education from WVU. Lawrence was a Veteran of the United States Army and was a lifelong member of the Oak Dale Presbyterian Chapel where he served as Deacon and taught…

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