Roy Allen “Skip” Gilkeson, Veteran
Dunbar, West Virginia – 06-05-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent honor and respect for Roy Allen “Skip” Gilkeson, 88, U. S. Air Force veteran, for his final salute. Roy went to be with the Lord on Friday, 27 Nov 2020. Skip, served in the United States Air Force, from 1951-1955 stationed in Japan. Following honorable discharge as Staﬀ Sargent, he enrolled in college at West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. At Tech, Skip played football (#45), was elected Freshman Class President in 1955-1956 and was a member of the Sigma Tau Alpha Fraternity. He was the Past President of East Bank Lion’s Club. Member of Charleston Lion’s Club, 32nd Degree Mason; was a Shriner. He was a member of the International Model T Ford Club of America; Mountain State T’s of West Virginia Chapter; American Truck Historical Society; and International Harvester Collectors. Won’t you join us as we say, “Thank You” and “God Speed” to another of our native sons who willingly gave of his time and effort to defend your freedom and liberties.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-05-21
Staging: 2:00 PM
Donel C. Kinnard Cemetery
130 Academy Drive
Dunbar, West Virginia 25064
Staging: 2:00 PM
Ride briefing 2:15 PM, this will be a flag-line and final salute only.
Early weather forecast is for temperatures in the upper 80’s, with a 33% chance of rain. Please dress and travel accordingly. Please remember the restrictions in place for Covid-19.
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: Susan Whitlatch
Position: West Virginia Assistant State Captain
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