Honor Guard

The Honor Guard is consist of members of Kettering American Legion Post 598, Miamisburg American Legion Post 165 & West Carrollton VFW Post 3438 (also commonly known as the "River Rats").  The Honor Guard was formed before 1986 according to Carl Brooks who said it was established before he joined. Sometime about six (6) years ago the Kettering American Legion Post combined the Honor Guard  with the other two post's Honor Guards to form today's Honor Guard. Anybody know the exact date?

Our Honor Guard proudly performs all types of services. Providing Funeral Detail, members are certified by the Department of Defense to provide the Final Salute to our departed veterans. Our members also provide "Flag Dedications" for local establishments, teach "Flag Etiquette" in the local schools, and perform the 'Presentation of the Colors' at School functions and in parades. The Honor Guard has th
ree vehicles to transport members to these events.

If you would like to use the services of the Honor Guard for a Veteran's funeral the following is required:
Tip for Post 598 members: make sure the Adjutant Officer has a copy of your DD-214 in the Post records, it will make it easier to find after you pass away
To contact the Honor call
Jim O'Neill - (937) 604-3010
Theresa Jackson - (937) 776-9070

For other events contact (937) 433-9327

Honor Guard at Bob Sorhan's funeral - December 2, 2015

Honor Guard at Post 598 charter member David Gaede's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery - June 25, 2014

Honor Guard at 8th Annual Ohio Veterans BBQ Cook-off July 12, 2014

Warning very large video file and will take a while to download!!!  It is 8 minutes 23 seconds long.  Took about 5 minutes on my semi high speed U-Verse internet connection.

Honor Guard folding flag for a visitor at 8th Annual Ohio Veterans BBQ Cook-off - July 12, 2014
Time elapse photos of the proper folding of a large flag.

Honor Guard presenting flag to one of their fallen member's Don "Oink" Johnson family

Honor Guard at Larry Crute's wake - November 5, 2016

Honor Guard Posted the Colors for the Band Kiss August 22, 2016
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