Completed on the evening of July 10, 2011. Several articles remain to be written due to a loss of the confirming photos to a computer drive crash. They will be re-visited as opportunity allows.
I especially want to thank my old shipmate, RM1 Joe Cumblidge, USCG, for his assistance in West Virginia. Joe is the WV State Ride Captain for the Patriot Guard Riders. His loyalty and devotion to recognizing and honoring our fallen heroes, wounded warriors, and fellow veterans is truly remarkable. "73's OM TNX CUL."
Editors Note: My friend and shipmate crossed over the bar in October of 2020. We had been friends 51 years. I will miss him and the opportunities I had to tease him about riding a Harley. "Fair winds and following seas, Shipmate..."