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Old 08-18-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Biker's Do Good at U.S. Army Specialist Myer's Funeral

I saw this and thought it was awesome, Veterans unite to insure a fallen comrade is rendered the proper respect of a grateful nation. Just so happen this group of Veterans also rides motorcycles like many of us.


Here is the AAR (After Action Report) from Brigadier General Varney concerning the Hillsboro Baptist Church (an extremist group) attempt to infiltrate and disrupt a soldier funeral in MO.

From: Warner, Volney BG CGSC CMD GRP

Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 6:02 PM
Subject: RE: GO Representative for SPC Myers' funeral (UNCLASSIFIED)

Many thanks to all of you who made this event special. It is always difficult but is the most important thing we can do for a deserving family.

Below is my account.

The support from all corners was extraordinary. Casualty and survivor
assistance to the family was well done and much appreciated. The ceremony was a celebration of a young man. His scout leader and youth minister
talked of his faith and his desire to one day be a soldier. His High
School Junior ROTC leaders spoke of his commitment, leadership and abilities. His comrades in arms spoke of his leadership. The Army family was evident. His grieving widow was flanked by an NCO sent to represent the platoon, the parents of the company commander and the parents and siblings of his buddy in theater. They sent a Video of the Unit Memorial Ceremony in
Iraq. That young soldier called to the ceremony to ask his Dad to make
sure the tribute was appropriate. It was. Four soldiers from his previous
unit in the 82nd were there to aid the family and to grieve with them. In short, leaders around the Army recognized the importance of a proper tribute to a fallen soldier. His widow expressed unfathomable heartbreak at loss
she and two young children would bear. But she reported that her husband
died with people he loved, doing what he loved. Soldiering was what he always wanted.

There were two unusual groups present. First was a protest group who had
publicly announced their intent to be at the ceremony. Second was an
uninvited motorcycle group. When I arrived an hour before the ceremony I
noticed 25 Harley Davidson motorcycles lined up in the corner of the parking lot and 30 appropriately attired riders in engaged idle conversation with the local police. About that time a group of protesters arrived and began to deploy along the street. Amazingly, the motorcyclists moved as one to become their black leather shadows. I went inside to the ceremony. The ceremony was a fitting tribute to a great soldier but I confess to worrying what we might find outside.

When we emerged there were no protesters. As the funeral procession departed, we passed between two lines of leather clad cyclist at rigid attention and present arms, or with hands over their hearts. There were more than a few tearing eyes. They quietly mounted their motorcycles and followed the procession to Leavenworth Veteran Cemetery, where they stood solemn watch over rendering of full military honors. Afterward, I thanked one of their leaders. There was no violence, but the presence of these men spoke volumes about respect and honor. Their presence was both powerful and to some, I'm sure, intimidating. The leader's comment to me: "its an honor sir. Call us any time. Sometimes we can do things that the police can't."


They were the combat veteran's cycle club of St Joe Missouri.


Jim Warner

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Old 08-20-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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Re: Biker's Do Good at U.S. Army Specialist Myer's Funeral

I wonder what they did.

big salute to those guys though. .
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:21 AM   #3
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Re: Biker's Do Good at U.S. Army Specialist Myer's Funeral

i'm always gratified to read things like this. i don't think anyone understands what kind of camaraderie there is in uniform until they've been through it.

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