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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Dedication – LCpl George Henry, USMC VN KIA – Weston, WV – 30 Jun 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent honor and respect for LCPL George W. Henry Jr., USMC Vietnam KIA for the dedication of the bridge that is known locally as Glady Fork W-Beam bridge (EB & WB). The bridge carries US 33 over Stonecoal Creek in Lewis County. The dedication is on Saturday, 30 June 2018. LCPL Henry served Honorably in B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH Marines, 1ST Mardiv, III MAF where on…

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SHORT NOTICE – SPC Joshua D. Parkison, USAR WOT Veteran – Wheeling, WV – 10 Jun 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the final services for SPC Joshua Dereck Parkison, 28, US Army Active Reserves, for his final services on Sunday, 10 June 2018.  Joshua was a Veteran of the Iraqi War where he was a specialist in the US Army. He came home on January 26, 2018 and went into the Active Reserves. Joshua received his Army Commendation Award for all the work he did with the Al-Asad…

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Korean War Memorial Escort – Lancaster, OH to Letart, WV – 24 May 18

MEMORIAL MISSION Staging Location: BP Gas Station 603 N Memorial Drive  Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Thursday:  24 May 2018@1530hrs-(3:30 pm) Staging Thursday:  24 May 2018@1430hrs-(2:30 pm) Kickstands-up 1530hrs-(3:30 pm)   Map to Staging Location:   https://goo.gl/maps/PZ9SRQRpaey Route Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/iRpeZLmQykH2   Ohio Dist. # 5 Ride Captain Jim Alloway ijima1956@twc.com  is assigned this leg of the mission   1st Stop and Transfer to WVPG Location: Ohio 33 Southeast Rest Area Pomeroy, Ohio 45769 Thursday Arrival:  24 May 2018@ 1630hrs-(4:30 pm) Time is an…

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7th Annual Gene Vance Day – Morgantown, WV – 19 May 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent honor for the 7th Anniversary Gene Vance, Jr. Day Freedom Tribute PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 19 May 2018 Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M. Monongalia County Courthouse Plaza 243 High Street (Historic City Square) Morgantown, West Virginia – 26505 Ride Captain: Doug Geary 304-291-0088 (H) 304-816-9174 (C) Special Instructions: There is very limited parking in the area. Paid parking is available at various meter locations and in paid…

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Mario Perito, US Army Veteran – Weirton, WV – 09 May 18

The family of Mario Perito, US Army veteran, has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in their hero’s final services The service will be on Wednesday, May 9, at 11:00 a.m. Staging will be at : Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home                              3219 Main Street                              Weirton, WV 26062 Staging time: 9:30 a.m.at the funeral…

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Bataan Death March Ceremony – Wellsburg, WV – 05 May 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The PGR has again been invited to participate in the Bataan Death March Day of Remembrance Ceremony to be held at the Brooke County Library, in Wellsburg, WV. This ceremony will honor the fallen, and the survivors form this historic event. Survivors, descendants, and dignitaries will be on hand to speak, and also many youth military organizations. A memorial wreath will be placed in the Ohio River to honor the fallen heroes. Exhibits throughout the day will…

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1SG Chester West, USA WWI MOH Recipient – Huntington, WV – 12 May 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to provide escort then stand in silent Honor and Respect for 1SG Chester Howard West, US Army, WWI MOH recipient as he is laid to rest in the Donel C. Kinnard Veteran’s Cemetery in Dunbar, WV on Saturday, 12 May 18. His citation reads: “The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Sergeant Chester Howard West, (ASN: 2263711) United States…

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SHORT NOTICE – Leroy McElrath, US Navy Veteran – Pine Grove, WV – 22 Apr 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Leroy McElrath, a disabled U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era for his graveside services on Sunday, 22 Apr 2018. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 22 Apr 2018 Primary Staging Time: 1330 P.M. Knights of Pythias Cemetery Pine Grove, West Virginia – https://tinyurl.com/y7bl6njc Ride Captain: Mike (bumpnrun6224@gmail.com) and Susan (starr6562@gmail.com) Whitlatch are the Co-RCIC of this most Honorable mission. Special Instructions: This will be…

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