The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Sgt Leo F. Modi, US Army, WWII Veteran, who went to be with Lord on Tuesday, 4 December. 

   Services will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 204 Furbee Ave., Mannington, WV ( on Saturday, 9 Dec 12, beginning at 0900.  Interment will follow in Mannington City Cemetery. 

   Mike “Boonie” Jarvis ( is the RCIC for this most honorable mission. 

   Staging will be at the church at 0730. 

   Flag line will be in place by 0800 and maintained until start of services. 

   At the conclusion of services, escort will be provided to the cemetery.  Sgt Modi will be given a final ride through the community enroute to his final rest. 

   Early weather forecast is for overnight lows in the mid-40’s, daytime temperatures in the mid-50’s with a 70% chance of showers.  Please dress and ride accordingly. 

   Please make a concerted effort to attend this most honorable mission as we say “Thank You” and “Goodbye” to another of America’s Greatest Generation.



Joe Cumblidge

State Captain

West Virginia Patriot Guard

Mannington, WV 26582