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Honor Mission
Thomas Dewey Courtney, Veteran
Bridgeport, West Virginia – 06-30-20


The family of Mr. Thomas Dewey Courtney, USN, have asked The Patriot Guard Riders to provide escort and stand in silent Honor and Respect for Thomas Dewey Courtney, 71, US Navy.  Mr Courtney went to be with the Lord on June 22.

Staging: 9:30 AM

Burnside Funeral Home
607 S Virginia Avenue
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330

Ride Captain:

Boonie Jarvis

Special Instructions:

Flag-line: In place by 10:00 AM, after services flag-line will be in place for transfer to hearse.  We will escort to West Virginia Cemetery, Grafton, approximately 12 miles, for full Military Funeral.  There should be a State Police escort along with PGR/ALR riders.  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 Nations Hero’s.
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 Ride Captain

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June 30, 2020
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  1. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Thomas Dewey Courtney, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Navy Veteran, Thomas Dewey Courtney, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  2. 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, Mr. Courtney, 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

  3. , 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)

  4. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Dewey Courtney on the loss of your loved one. We would like to Thank Thomas for his service to Our Great Nation May He Rest in Eternal Peace in the Arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Ron Dolly
    HM3 USN 73-77
    WV PGR

  5. 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

  6. Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Thomas Dewey Courtney.
    Thank You Thomas, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Sailor

  7. My sincere condolence to the family and friends of USN Veteran Thomas Dewey Courtney. Thank you sir for you service in the Navy. Prayers for the family.

    Dave Shaffer
    Vietnam 1970/71
    1/327th. INF> 101st ABN.


  8. My wife and I give thanks for the honorable service of Thomas Dewey Courtney in the US Navy protecting freedom for all Americans. May his family and friends receive a degree of comfort from each other as they gather to mourn their loss and celebrate his life. may the gates of heaven open wide to receive another of Americas heroes.

    Pat Hanifin, Sr.
    Senior Ride Captain
    US Air Force 70 – 74

  9. My sincere condolences to the family of this departed hero. This nation is grateful to him for answering its call and defending our freedom. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Rest in peace with God and in your loved ones memories.

    Jim Shaffer
    2/39th Artillery
    3rd Inf Div
    WV PGR

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