The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for SGT William “Bill” Bennett, US Army, WWII Veteran, as he takes his final journey on Thursday, 10 July.  Bill served with distinction in Monte Casino, Italy and at Anzio where he lost his right arm.

Funeral services will be held at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, 380 Penco Rd., Weirton, WV (  Escort to cemetery, approximately 1 mile, will follow services.

Jack Newbrough ( is the temporary Ride Captain for this most honorable mission. Please direct any/all questions to me at or 304-834-1576.

Staging will be at 0930 at 140 Valley Way, Weirton, WV (

Ride briefing at 0945.

KSU approximately 1000 to escort the family to the funeral home.  Flagline immediately upon arrival and maintained until start of services.

Early weather forecast is for temperatures near 80 with no chance of precipitation.  Please dress and travel accordingly, ensuring you keep yourself well hydrated.

Understand this is a work day for most, if at all possible please make a concerted effort to stand and say “Thank You” to another of America’s Greatest Generation.



Joe Cumblidge

State Captain

West Virginia Patriot Guard