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Honor Mission
Robert “Archie” Leroy Purvis Sr., Veteran
USMC – WWII
Renfrew, Pennsylvania – 06-08, 06-09-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Robert “Archie” Leroy Purvis Sr. , U.S. Marine Corps veteran, to stand in silent honor for his service then escort to the cemetery for the interment. Robert entered the U.S. Marine Corps January of 1944 in theatre during WWII, having served in battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions with action at Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal January of 1946. Decorations include the Good Conduct Medal.During World War II, thousands of service members were involved in the secret program to build an atomic bomb, the same project that DTRA traces its roots back to known as the Manhattan Project. Thousands more were part of the U.S. occupation of Japan immediately following the dropping of two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Japan’s unconditional surrender. After the war ended, through decades of the Cold War, many more troops were involved in atmospheric and underground testing of nuclear weapons and who were or could have been exposed to radiation during their occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or while participating in a nuclear weapons test during their service to the nation. Starting in 2019, the Secretary of Defense honors these 550,000 veterans, or their next-of-kin, with an Atomic Veterans Service Certificate, Archie was one of those heroes. On the 8th of April 2021, Robert was awarded the Atomic Veterans Service Certificate. Robert served our country with honor, it’s now our turn to honor him. Two-day Mission.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-08-21
Staging Time: 12:30 PM

Boylan Funeral Home & Cremation Center Inc.
856 Evans City Rd
Renfrew, Pennsylvania 16053

Ride Captain:

Ken Tenny
(724) 376-2573
Text Only (724) 854-9939

Special Instructions:

Briefing / Flag Line: 12:45 PM
Family arriving at 1PM
Family viewing only 1-2PM
Visitation 2-4PM
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 06-08-21
Staging Time: 5:30 PM

Boylan Funeral Home & Cremation Center Inc.
856 Evans City Rd
Renfrew, Pennsylvania 16053

Ride Captain:

Brad Leighty
brad.leighty@gmail.com
(724) 822-2422

Special Instructions:

Flag Line: 5:45 PM
Visitation 6-9PM
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 06-09-21
Staging Time: 09:30 AM

Boylan Funeral Home & Cremation Center Inc.
856 Evans City Rd
Renfrew, Pennsylvania 16053

Ride Captain:

Randy Ruff
randyaruff@gmail.com
(412) 613-2109

Special Instructions:

Briefing / Flag Line: 9:45 AM
Family arriving at 10:00 AM
Service at 11:00 AM
Following the service KSU, escorting for interment: TBD. Evans City Cemetery, Franklin Rd, Evans City, PA 16033.
Flag Line set upon arrival of the cemetery.
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission.
We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.Also before heading out, grab your masks and bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Marcy Sorensen
Position: Pennsylvania Ride Captain

Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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Robert “Archie” Leroy Purvis Sr. Comment

  1. Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Robert Leroy Purvis, Sr.
    Thank You Cpl. Purvis, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Marine

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