The casket for Charles D. Orr sits next to his son’s motorcycle on the porch of his home in Sundance.
Charles Daniel Orr was a patriot, father, businessman and so much more, his son Kevin Orr explained Wednesday. Kevin Orr lost his father to natural causes on Aug. 5.
Since his father’s passing, Kevin has prioritized the tribute, promising to make it as memorable as possible. His dad deserved that, he said, and the newly formed Gillette branch of the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) have stepped in to help.
The PGR is a group of motorists who accompany families of late veterans to funerals and burial services, ensuring their safety and tranquility during the mourning process.
Founder of the PRG Gillette chapter Kelly Olsen said that Charles embodies everything the organization represents. Because of that, she said, PRG plans to lead a pack of motorcycles, trucks, classic cars and any other vehicles carrying supporters on Friday morning.
This Friday would have been his father’s 78th birthday, Kevin said, so tomorrow the group will celebrate both Charles’ life and service with a tribute.
The group will travel from Sundance to the Oregon Trail State Veteran Cemetery in Casper.
PRG and other supporters will make a stop at Cam-Plex at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 14, to pick up the Gillette participants. From there, the group will head southbound on Wyoming Highway 50, then merge onto Highway 387 with a stop in Midwest en route to Casper.
Everyone is welcome to join, Olsen said, whether it be on a motorcycle, in a car or other vehicle.