We have lost another Hero.

The family has ask us to stand a flag line and escort to the Cemetery.

Bud Shackleford
U S Army

McKnight Funeral Home
229 Main Street
Crab Orchard, Ky. 40419

Visitation Tuesday 9/2/2014  5;00 pm
Stage 4;00 pm at Funeral Home

Funeral Wednesday 9/3/2014   1;00 pm
Stage 11/30 at Funeral Home

Ride Captain
Darrell Floyd
606 379 2305

Senior Ride Captain
David Arnold
859 338 8635
  Another Hero has passed .
The family of Ralph Edgar Morgan has ask that we escort his ashes to Cemetery for full Military Honors .

Ralph Edgar Morgan
Age 92.5
World Warll Combat Veteran
TEC-4 South Pacific
U S Army

Date 6th Sept 2014
Stage Ravenna War Memorial  11;00 AM
602 Main Street HWY 52
Ravenna, Ky 40472

Depart for cemetery 11;30
We will stand Flag line at cemetery

Senior R C
David Arnold
859 338 8635
Kentucky has lost another Hero.
Dave Ruggieri
U S Navy
Desert Storm Veteran
It is with heartfelt sadness that we have learned of the death of 20 year US Navy and Desert Storm veteran, and fellow Patriot Guard Rider, Dave Ruggieri.  Dave, Randy "Groundhog" Dethridge, and I rode from Ashland to our first mission in Lexington, KY ten years ago.  We quickly discovered we had a common bond...making sure our veterans were honored with dignity and respect.  Dave rode with the Patriot Guard for several years and attended many missions.  We stood in flag lines for hours and rode many, many miles to honor fellow veterans whom we did not know.  We now have the privilege to do the same for him.
Dave battled brain cancer for over 18 months.  He lived life to the fullest for as long as possible and was given more time than the doctors originally projected.  Yesterday, Dave slipped into a coma.  Early this morning, he entered into the presence of the Lord.
Dave's wife, Carla, and their children, have invited the Patriot Guard to stand in his honor.  The following arrangements have been made...
When:  Friday, 5 September 2014
Where:  Robertson Funeral Home, 400 Main St., South Shore, KY 41175
Time:  1000 hours
Staging Place:  Greenup County War Memorial, US 23 N, Greenup, KY (1/4 mile north of US 23/Industrial Parkway intersection)
Staging Time:  0900 hours
KSU:  0915 hours
Burial will follow directly after the funeral and will be at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery NE, Greenup County, KY. 
The Patriot Guard Riders will provide a flag line at the funeral home, escort to the cemetery, and flag line at the cemetery.
Please keep an eye on the forecast and dress accordingly.  Bring your 3x5 American flags and arrive hydrated.
I will be the Ride Captain for the mission.  If you have any questions, please contact me.  My thanks to each of you.  Take care and ride safe.
Tom Epperly
Sr. Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders
Ashland, KY
Danny Valentine
Kentucky State Captain
Patriot Guard Riders