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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Welcome home PFC Anthony (AJ) Boswell USA

Welcome home PFC Anthony (AJ) Boswell USA Santa Ana CA 11 Oct 10.  Courtney our "cookie girl" at Wednesday Flag ceremony is meeting her brother returning from duty in Iraq and it is an excellent chance to honor his service to our country and also a tribute to Courtney and thank her for being at nearly every Wednesday with cookies for everyone.   

A surprising number of patriot Guard, American Legion, Star and other riders showed up at the staging area near John Wayne Airport, I estimated approximately 50-60 motorcycles plus a few trikes and vehicles.  Very impressive and an opportunity to give a well deserved thank you to the Boswell family. 

We met at a Mc Donald's around the corner from the airport, had a briefing and some introductions, including a couple from England riding around the country and rode in from Victorville to be here with some other Harley riders.  The ride to the airport was impressive with all the flags and motorcycles plus we even had an escort to fly through the lights.  The escort is one member that has a police looking motorcycle and even dresses like the escorts for funerals, people stopped anyway.

  Here's Mark with his Harley and Stan on the right helping to hold it up.

 For some of the guys from the Vietnam era it was a chance to give back a better greeting than what they got when returning.  I know Stan and Chuck both Vietnam heroes really appreciated the opportunity to be there to say thanks and welcome home.



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