Skip to comments.Blue Star Dad Organizes West Coast Motorcycle Run to Show Support for the Haditha Marines
Posted on 06/08/2007 7:28:18 PM PDT by RedRover
The main compliment of riders will be veterans of all branches of our military who are fed up with the way the Marine Corps and the political community are treating the Marines, mainly the men of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, the Thundering Third.
These Marines fought in Haditha and returned home the champions that they are, only to find themselves indicted on charges from murder to cover-up.
These charges have stemmed from an incorrect article in Time magazine, as well as some politicians who seem to have jumped to conclusions without stopping to get facts.
The facts were brought forth by men, such as a Bronze Star winning Intelligence Officer who viewed the whole incident by unmanned camera aircraft and accumulated log books and reams of data that exonerates all the Marines of K/3/1. This evidence seems to be pushed aside by the politically motivated opportunists.
The question now arises for the parents and family of military individuals on deployment in Iraq...
That is politically incorrect!
The veterans of the past and family of current military are not going to stand for it.
On Saturday morning, June 23, 2007 at 8AM veterans from the Northwest will meet at the South Center Mall in Tukwila, Washington, and prepare to depart at 9AM for destination Main Gate, Camp Pendleton.
We plan to arrive sometime Thursday, June 28th.
We dont intend to block traffic of cause any discomfort whatsoever to other Americans. We fought for their rights, too and we intend to make their day, not wreck their day.
At this late date it is realized that some who would want to go, but cant, may want to ride a short distance to show theyre support. Our colors will be Old Glory, the Stars and Strips will fly from the back of each motorcycle.
Some of the riding veterans will carry a container for donations to be given to the Defense Fund upon arrival at Camp Pendleton.
This ride is open to every American who wants to support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those who dont have motorcycles or cant ride will want to go to the overpasses near their homes and wave flags as the motorcycles travel down Interstate 5.
Normal regrouping locations will be the numerous Rest Stops along the way. We will ride daylight hours only, because our intentions are visibility to American Citizens, so that we may all show support together.
Veterans and military family members from other parts of the country who want to participate may want to meet the ride at some location on Interstate 5 that is more convenient to their location. This ride is spontaneous and is designed to meet every Americans desire to show support to our military heroes.
We want No Man Left Behind.
This thread will be updated with itinerary and progress reports so you can join the ride as it passes through your community or just give them your support!
For ride information, contact Don Dinsmore at firstname.lastname@example.org, and view DonDinsmore.com.
Drop Don an e-mail for details (or you can Freepmail for his phone number). Hope you can join in, even for a bit of the ride. He could also use any help Freepers can offer to help get the word out. It's going to a beautiful ride on I-5!
If you can’t ride, give us a bump!
Is this a bump?
Why, yes, it is. I’ll take bumps, even as an interrogative.
Ck it out, it is being done :)
You have red shoes?
We’ll keep you posted, Mrs. L. There’ll be a gathering and we’ll be glad to see you there.
Thank you to Don, Jeff & Daniel Dinsmore for their service to our country.
If it would please you, yes.
Will you be having a schedule when you will be going through Portland. Expose this Me Lie, lie.
PRay for W and Our Troops
Working on it! Hopefully, we’ll be able to post updates each day (or two).
Thank you for your boldness!
Pray for W and Our Marines
Hope they get a few thousand riders — they’re carrying a lot of prayers with them.
Now if I can borrow someone's girlfriend to take pictures....
If possible, will be there not just in spirit, but in Spirit!
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