Patriot Guard Riders Pennsylvania
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William “Bill” Robert Knipple USA / 29 & 30 January 2020 / Altoona,PA


Jan 20


William “Bill” Robert Knipple
U.S. Army Veteran
29 & 30 January 2020

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of William “Bill” Robert Knipple U.S. Army veteran, to stand in silent honor for his service then escort for the interment.

Bill proudly served the U.S. Army from August of 1949 then was captured as a POW in the Korean Conflict for 31 months from the 20th of January 1951 and was released the 20th of August 1953, Bill walked across the Freedom Bridge and came home, boarded the U.S.S. Pope and was honorably discharged November of 1953.

Bill received the Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.

Following time served, Bill became a member of the Korean War POW’S, VFW Post #3 in Altoona, Amvets, the DAV and the American Legion.

Bill served our country with Honor, its now our turn to stand in honor for him.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Staging:1:00 PM
Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc.
719 North 4th Ave,Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601

Briefing:1:15 PM

KSU: 1:30 PM

Visitation 2-4pm and 6-8pm

RCIC: Charles “Hillbilly” Cartright
(814) 515-9619

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Staging/Briefing: 10:30 AM
Sheetz #420
1015 Old 6th Avenue Rd, Altoona, PA 16602

KSU: 10:45 AM
Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc.
719 North 4th Ave,Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601

Upon arrival, Flag Line set

Service at 11:00 AM

Following the service KSU, escorting for interment:
Blair Memorial Park
3234 E Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16601

Upon arrival of the cemetery, Flag Line set

RCIC: Joe “Rooster” Turner
(814) 937-5516

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.

Please be aware & alert of your surroundings. Also before heading out, please watch the weather, dress accordingly and bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags.


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