Vernon Kerby – Falling Waters
April 29-30, 2011
Mission Thread: https://www.patriotguard.org
PGR Member Terry Kerbe and brother Pete Kerbe have given us the honor of escorting their Father from Concord, NC as they carry him to his Memorial Service in Hagerstown Maryland. The brothers will be carrying their father’s cremains in two special urns they had made and fitted to their bikes for this occasion.
Request from Terry Kerbe:
Dad was a Corporal in the Army, served as an MP during the Army of Occupation in Germany from 1955 to 1957. He spoke often of this time in his life and always displayed a love for his country and duty to defend. He had been a motorcycle rider since I was able to crawl and I was hopeful I could call on the Patriot Guard to assist.
Our family is very appreciative for all that the Patriot Guard is prepared to do in support of our Veterans, especially in this case.
Vernon Kerbe was born November 12, 1933 and passed on March 5th 2011 at the age of 77. For the past two years he has lived with me and been fighting a battle against Stage 4 Breast Cancer and Congestive Heart.
Vernon was a Corporal in the Army, served as an MP during the Army of Occupation in Germany from 1955 to 1957. He spoke often of this time in his life and always displayed a love for his country and duty to defend.
He enjoyed family, friends, playing music, riding his bike and was a kind giving person. He will be missed by many.
Dad, wanted to be cremated, my brother and I both have riden since before we had a license. We have ordered Urns to mount to our scooters and I was hopeful that we could have a multi-state escort from Concord, NC to his final resting place in Falling Waters WV as our Father’s Final Ride. We have planned a small informal service on Saturday April 30th from 11:00am to 1:00pm where I would appreciate also an escort from the hotel to the Funeral Home and a Flag Line by the Patriot Guard. This would in our minds be the best thing we could offer our Father as a matter of Respect.
This will be a two day mission involving NC, Va., W. Va. and Md. All State and Ride Captains are on board with assignments made for the escort from Concord, NC to Falling Waters W. Va. hotel on Friday and escort to Hagerstown MD. Memorial Services on Sat.