A memorial service for fallen US Navy veteran and Nevada Patriot Guard Rider Louis 'Sugarbear' Carter was held at the 'Northern Nevada Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Fernley, NV.
Louis 'Sugarbear' Carter served in the US Navy in 1956. His father, Lt. Colonel Booker W. Carter, was a paratrooper in the US Army. His grandfather, Colonel Louis A. Carter was most notably know as the Chaplin for the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Hauchuca, Arizona and the Army's first black Chaplin.
This was a memorial service as Sugarbear's urn is in California with his daughter and was not with us. Sugarbear was a fixture at the monthly unaccompanied services, welcome homes, Patriot Guard Riders' missions and the leather items he created and donated.
Eleven motors and three vehicles departed Reno that morning to attend the memorial service of fallen US Navy veteran and Nevada Patriot Guard Rider Louis 'Sugarbear' Carter, held at the Northern Nevada Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Fernley, NV.
As the Reno group approached the cemetery, the sight of James Bryant's stationary flags lining the both sides of the entry lane and a dozen member flag line at the entrance was chilling.
Five Patriot Guard Riders from California joined with Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders, American Legion Riders and Veterans of Foreign Wars Riders to form a thirty member flag line during the service.
Standing For Those Who Stood For US
Northern Nevada Assistant State Captain
Patriot Guard Riders