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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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

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You may submit a mission request by filling the form  at the Mission Requests Page or by checking out Contact Us page.

Escort WWII Bataan Survivors, Pittsburgh/Wellsburg, WV, 23, 24 JUN 11

The PGR has been invited in escorting WWII Veterans who survived the Bataan Death March.  Approximately 72000 American and Filipino Soldier were forced to march 70 miles through the jungle and routinely denied food and water.  In total some 18000 to 20000 of the POWs died on the Bataan Death March.  Our Brave Veterans will go to the Wellsburg Library which is home to the American Defenders of Batann & Corregor Museum and research Center that includes artifacts, documents and books of this…

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Sgt Scott Angel Bridge Dedication, Gauley Bridge, 11-Jun-11

 *** MISSION ACCOMPLISHED *** A fitting tribute to his life and service in the US Army was made as the “Sgt. Scott Angel Memorial Bridge” was dedicated in his name by the State of West Virginia.  Twenty-three members on nineteen bikes and one cage met at the WV State Police detachment parking lot in Gauley Bridge. After the mission briefing, and a prayer by WVASC-South Buddy Palla, we crossed the bridge to join the dedication gathering. Thanks to the WV…

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SMSgt (Ret) John K. Learmonth, WVANG, Elkview, WV, 07 JUN 11

  *** Updated staging information ***  This mission of honor will take place at the Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview, WV. https://tinyurl.com/6crxy5r on Tuesday, June 7th. Local riders will know how to best get there; those coming from out of the area should plan on taking I-79 north (or south) to the Elkview exit (#9). Turn up the hill and go about 1 mile to Route 119. Turn right and go about ¼ mile, turn left just before…

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Darrell “Red” Sullivan, US Merchant Marines, St. Albans – 28 May

The family of Darrell “Red” Sullivan has requested the PGR stand up a flag line for a short, private ceremony this Saturday. They would like us to meet them at Smiley’s Motel on Route 60 in St. Albans, https://tinyurl.com/3lf3htu and escort them to the cemetery in South Charleston . This mission will be very short in duration; the family has travel plans for Saturday, and they think that everything will be over by 0900, if not sooner. I know this…

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SHORT NOTICE – Confirmed Mission – David Allen Bartles, USAF Veteran – Martinsburg – 17 May

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for A2C David Allen Bartles, USAF Veteran of the Vietnam Era, during his final services and interment in Martinsburg, WV on Tuesday, 17 May 11. Services will be held beginning at 1030 at Brown’s Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV (https://tinyurl.com/3jfggej). Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, 917 Cemetery Rd., Martinsburg, WV (https://tinyurl.com/3r949hy).  We have been requested to provide escort. Ride Captain assignment will…

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Vietnam Traveling Wall Escort – Princeton to Rainelle, WV – 24 May

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to escort the Travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall from Princeton to Rainelle on Tuesday May 24th for the Memorial Day weekend. The ride captain will be Pat Hanifin, Sr. He can be reached via email at patnpath@frontier.com or phone at 304 673-9780 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 304 673-9780 end_of_the_skype_highlighting STAGING: Little General Store / BP Gas Station – Exit 9 off I-77 1000 Oakvale Road Princeton, WV STAGING TIME: 9:30 a.m. MISSION BRIEFING: 9:45 a.m. KSU: 10:00…

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Capt Joseph Cullinan, WVNG – Wheeling, WV – 14 May

With his family at his bedside, Captain Joseph L. Cullinan, 32, West Virginia Army National Guard, passed away on 4 May after a valiant battle with cancer. Joe served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006-07, where he was pilot-in-command of a UH 60 Blackhawk helicopter, accumulating 540 hours of combat flight time. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal of Valor for participating in the rescue of five U.S. soldiers. As per a conversation with the CAO this morning, the family…

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Sgt Jerry (Hobe) Garrett, USA/USAF Korean War Veteran – Grafton/Pruntytown – 10 May

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of an American Hero. Sergeant Jerry (Hobe) Garrett died on May 5th, 2011. Jerry was an Army and Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Jerry had been suffering with Alzheimers and diabetes for quite some time before his passing. Funeral arrangements were prearranged with interment at the National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV. His family has requested that the PGR join them in honoring their loved one at his funeral…

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