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Honor Mission
Stephen Walrath, Veteran
USMC – Vietnam
Hickory Grove, South Carolina – 05-09-20


The family of Mr. Walrath, who served in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine, has requested the Patriot Guard to stand a flag line at his graveside funeral service. Mr. Walrath was exposed to Agent Orange during his deployment. He was a substantial supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. Due to COVID-19, other military organizations will not be in attendance. The Patriot Guard Riders will be the only ones rendering honors at this time.

Staging Time: 1:30 PM

Hickory Grove Cemetery Street
Hickory Grove, South Carolina 29717

Ride Captain:

Harvey Mayhill

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 13:40. 1:40 PM 1345 hrs. 1:45 PM
Stand a flag-line during Mr. Walrath’s graveside service which starts at 1400 hrs. 2:00 PM and render honors at the end of the service. Special Instructions for PGR missions during the COVID-19 virus we will abide by all rules and regulations set by the CDC and the State of South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Each attendee is responsible to bring a personnel face-covering. It does not have to be an actual mask, any sort of covering will be sufficient, as we will be setting an example that “We are observing all CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19”. In keeping with the requirements of the State of South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs, PGR members will maintain at least a six-foot distance between each other during the briefing and flag line. We are also instructed to be no closer than forty feet from the family funeral tent.Temps are forecasted to be in the low 60’s, with 0% chance of rain.Flag Wagon & Mentor – Lin Mayhill
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Sam McGinnis
Position: South Carolina Assistant State Captain

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Stephen Walrath Comment

  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

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