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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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Confirmed – PFC James Blake, US Army, Vietnam Veteran – Grafton/Pruntytown – 27 Jul

The West Virginia Patriot Guard has been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for PFC James Edward Blake, US Army, Vietnam Veteran, on Wednesday, 27 July.  James went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, 19 July.      Funeral services will be held beginning at 1300 at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, WV (https://tinyurl.com/3bxqcw5).  Visitation services will be from 1000-1300, also on Wednesday.      Following the services, interment will be in the West…

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Confirmed Mission – Maj. Chris Lemaster, WVNG – Spencer, WV 10 July

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Maj. Chris Lemaster, West Virginia National Guard, for his memorial service on Sunday, 10 July, in Spencer, WV. Chris went to be with Lord on 29 June, leaving behind his wife, Kelly, and young sons, Ethan and Caleb. Maj. Lemaster served our Country honorably, having done two tours in the Sandbox as a member of the 111th Engineering Brigade, WVNG, and his community as a…

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Extremely Short Notice – Gary Lockhart, USMC Vietnam Veteran – Elizabeth, WV – 6 July

The family of Gary Lockhart has requested we stand up a flag line of honor for his interment services at the Pine Twist Cemetery near Elizabeth, WV. Gary passed away unexpectedly last Friday from a heart attack, and we just received the invitation from the family this morning. Gary was an avid motorcyclist and we anticipate attendance from several different clubs. We will only be standing up a flag line at the cemetery, and need to be in place prior…

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Confirmed – Capt David Van Camp, USA – Elm Grove – TBA/ANC – 1 Aug

Capt David Van Camp, 29, US Army, and two fellow soldiers, made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country as the jeep in which they were riding was struck by a missile in the Sandbox on 29 July. He is survived by his wife, Chelsea, his parents and three brothers. He will be returning to Dover AFB tomorrow, 02 July, and coming in to Wheeling-Ohio County Airport on an, as of yet, unknown date. Although no date has been set, services…

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HOTH – Boatsie’s Boxes – Support Our Troops – Triadelphia – 2 Jul

The Patriot Guard Riders have once again been invited to participate in Boatsie’s Boxes.  This year the event will be held at Cabela’s, 1 Cabela Dr., Triadelphia, WV (https://tinyurl.com/6jkhvkg) from 1000-1400 on 02 July 11. Our participation will consist of a ride-in, flag line as all service men and women, past and present, are recognized and honored and manning an information table. Mike Whitlatch (bumpnrun6224@aol.com) and Susan Whitlatch (nascarangel628@aol.com) are the co-Ride Captains for this most worthwhile event. Staging time…

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Short Notice – Capt (Ret) Johnny Brotherton, F/F – 21 Jun

The family of Johnny A Brotherton has requested the Patriot Guard Riders presence at the memorial service for their fallen hero. Johnny was a 20-year veteran of the Charleston Fire Department (retired Captain), and according to his wife, Jill, he was a great first-responder. He was working for the State Fire Marshal’s office when he passed away suddenly on June 17th …he was only 57 years of age. There will not be an escort for this mission of honor; we…

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Bridge Dedication – 24 June – UNOFFICIAL

For anyone who might be unable to attend the escort for the Bataan Death March survivors next Friday, 24 June, there will be a bridge dedication service in memory of Lloyd Robinson, an Army Ranger who was KIA in Vietnam in June 1971. The location of the bridge is on U.S. Route 19 (Exit 91, I-79), 1/2 mile past the Stonewall Resort on Oil Creek Road. The ceremony begins at 1000 and will be attended by 4 members of Lloyd’s…

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