The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to Stand in Honor for Richard Kay, USMC and WWII Veteran, for his Celebration of Life service on Saturday, 15 April, 3:00PM at American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr, Fountain, CO 80817.
Richard W. Kay is the grandfather of SSgt. John Doles. SSgt Doles' funeral service was the original mission which led to the creation of the Patriot Guard, after he was KIA in Afghanistan and protesters announced they were coming to disrupt his funeral.
Richard is Susan Appleman's father, Susan is John Doles mother and member, along with her husband James 'Jiffy' Appleman, at American Legion Post 38. Susan and Jiffy have been strong supporters and good friends of the PGR since our inception. In June of 2022, the PGR participated in a 100th Birthday Ride-by and visit for Richard.
2:00PM Stage, AL Post 38
2:30PM Set Flag Line up to start of service.
'Can Do' Bob Aholt will serve as Ride Captain and will bring Flags
My condolences to the family and friends of this US Marine Corps and WWII Veteran, Richard Kay. Sorry for your loss. I’m thankful for his service and sacrifices to this great nation. Rest easy Marine your tour is complete.
It would be my distinct honor and privilege to stand for Mr. Kay. I am grateful for his service and sacrifices to protect our freedom and liberties. My sincerest condolences to his family on his passing and their loss. May you rest in peace Mr. Kay.
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Richard Kay. So very sorry for your loss. His service is not forgotten and is greatly appreciated.
Prayers going up for the families and friends of Richard Kay, USMC and WWII Veteran. May Bless and Keep you in the palm of His hands.
My thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. Kay as they gather to celebrate his life. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss, and my eternal gratitude for his service to our nation. Rest in peace, Marine.
Richard, may you know our respect and gratitude for your faithful service; may Susan and all your family feel the thoughts and prayers we offer up for them as they cope with losing you. We forever owe you all a debt of gratitude for your sacrifices and your support! Rest now in peace with your grandson, John.
With gratitude and respect for his service, farewell to our brother in arms. Requiescat in pace.
Our prayers are lifted up for this Veteran, his family & friends. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. We are forever grateful for this veterans’ service to our great country and for the freedom it allows us today.
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Richard Kay, USMC. May he rest in peace.
It is my privilege to stand in honor of Mr. Kay.
To the family and friends of this hero I offer sincere condolences.
Rest in peace, Marine. We have the watch from here.
Dave “Captain Slow” Lefavor
USAF 1967-1972; USAFR 1972-1979
To the Kay Family,
I am so, so sorry for your loss of Richard an American WWII Hero. May he Rest in Honored Peace. Semper Fi!
Sincere condoences to ther family and friends of Richard Kay. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Sincere appreciation for the US Marine Corps and WWII Service of Richard Kay. The loss of someone who served and sacrificed is tragic and all Patriotic Americans are forever in their debt. Thankful for the sacrifices made by their families, as well. These Heroes gave up so much in order to preserve our freedoms and to ensure our safety and security. They have earned our recognition and respect. They will be greatly missed, but, will never be forgotten. May their family and friends achieve peace along with our enduring gratitude.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories console you and bring you peace and comfort.
In this time of your grief, please accept my condolences and my thanks for his having served so admirably in the U. S. Marine Corps. 🇺🇸
To Susan and the rest of Mr. Kay's family, I extend to you my deepest condolences on the loss you have suffered. An American Hero, and part of our Greatest Generation, may your memories with him bring you peace and comfort and may he now rest in well deserved peace. I will be honored to stand for his final farewell.
'Damnit Jim' Balcerovich
The Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado
I wish to send my sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Richard Kay a WWII US Marine Corps Hero. I am grateful for the years of service that was provided us, in the past, so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace together. I would be honored to lead this mission.
‘Can Do’ Bob Aholt
PGR Ride Captain/Southern Colorado Assistant State Captain
I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Richard Kay, USMC WWII Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Marine…those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch.
I will be most honored to stand for Mr. Kay.