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Honor Mission
Lawrence “Larry” Raines , Veteran
USA –  Korea, Vietnam
Malden, West Virginia – 06-22-20


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to provide escort and stand in silent Honor and Respect for Lawrence W. “Larry” Raines, 76, US Army Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars for his interment services on Monday, 22 Jun 20. Larry went to be with the Lord on 16 Jun 20.
A Committal service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, WV.

Staging Time: 11:45 AM

Stevens and Grass Funeral Home
4203 Salines Drive
Malden, West Virginia 25306

Ride Captain:

WV RC Dave Shaffer ( is the RCIC.

Special Instructions:

Mission brief at 12:00 PM.
Procession will depart for Donel C. Kinnard State Veteran’s Cemetery at 12:15 PM, a distance of approximately 16 miles.
Upon arrival at the committal site, our flag line will be set and maintained for the duration of services.
From the funeral home’s web site:
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, while attending the services please adhere to the Federal, State and CDC guidelines for social distancing and it is recommended that a proper face mask be worn.
Won’t you join with us as we say “Thank You” and “God Speed” to another of our native sons who willingly put himself in harm’s way to protect your freedom and liberties.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Susan Whitlatch
Position: West Virginia Mission Submitter

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. I am sorry for your loss.. May we as a nation never forget those that had served to protect this great country.. May God wrap his loving arms around your loved one and welcome him home… May he Rest In Peace ….

    Jeanne Shaffer
    Ride Captain – West Virginia Patriot Guard

    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. (Psalm 23:1-6)

  3. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Larry Raines, Korean and Vietnam veteran . We cannot repay you for your service in two wars.
    It is an honor to stand the flag line for you today.
    Prayers for the family . Rest in Peace soldier.

    Dave Shaffer
    Ride captain WV PGR
    Vietnam 1970/71
    101st Abn.

  4. My husband Randy and I send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this HERO during this difficult time.  May you find a measure of comfort in the many happy memories shared with your loved one, for memory is one thing that even death cannot destroy.  May God hold you close and comfort you as only He can do.

    To you, our dear American Hero, we send our deepest gratitude for your service and sacrifice for our freedom.  We know that FREEDOM is NEVER FREE but is preserved and protected by men and women like you who willingly answer our nation’s call to serve.  May you now rest in peace, your service here is complete.

    Pat Dawson
    State Captain
    WV Patriot Guard

  5. My sincere condolences to the family of this departed hero. All veterans no matter what the war have one thing in common, their country called and they answered that call. Because of their bravery we have the freedom we enjoy today. Rest in peace with God and in your loved ones memories.

    Jim Shaffer
    3rd Inf Div
    WV PGR

  6. Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Lawrence Raines.
    Thank You Lawrence, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Soldier

  7. To the family and friends of Lawrence “Larry” Raines, It is with great sorrow to hear of your loss, He was a great hero to our country his service help to keep our way of life and freedom that we enjoy, may God be with you at this time, I thank him for his service
    Ed Gill WV ride captain

  8. Paul Dave Shaffer Mission Complete for Vietnam Veteran Larry Raines.
    Today six PGR members on 5 bikes and one cage met at Stevens and Grass to show respect and to Honor the family and the service of this veteran. I presented his wife the condolence book. The plaque will be presented to her by the Director later due to being a short notice She was very thankful for us being there for Larry. We then escorted them to Donel Kinnaird State Veterans cemetery. there we placed a flag line at the committal are while the Honor guard did the Military salute. The minister had a brief service for the family and the veteran. We waited for the family to leave , there were a lot of thanks for us being there. Thanks to Greg at the Stevens and Grass for his help. Thanks to Ron, Ronnie, Roger ,Jim and Pat for attending. Thanks very much to Pat for her help.
    Rest in Peace Larry, We cannot repay you for your service in Vietnam. It has an Honor to be there today.
    Dave Shaffer RCIC

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