Operation: 'Honors at Arlington' diary

                           May 20 - ?, 2009

Linda H May 26, 2009 Tuesday morning

8:07 am

We are on the road, should be in
WV by tonight.

We have a full trailer today. 

from the Oregon Booze fighters had
to put his bike in the trailer until we
have some time to work on it..
We are also hauling Chris' trailer,
he does all the traffic control so it
is safer for him to not be pulling
the trailer.

It’s good to have the little ones along;

John Wade has to climb over all
the bags to put ice in the ice
chest for us. (continued top opposite page)

- Note: From Bud -

Somewhere around 75 bikes running
with us now.

Traveled about 480 miles
 today. The day started cloudy no rain
and ended with 2 reeeeally good
downpours. No need for rain gear
right—HA HA HA.  My pants get
soaked then air dried, I’m saving
on laundry.

At one gas stop Illinois state

Senator John Jones was there
to tell us how much

appreciated what we are
doing, cool.  We arrived at
the hotel about 9pm bone
tired but happy!!!

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(continued) We hear the Lady from yesterday
(Her bike hit oil slick and went down)
is doing better.
Thank you to the Haubstadt Fire
department for replenishing our medics
supplies, they had used everything
they had yesterday.
Also the PGR gave us a nice welcome
last night. And wished us well today.

Buck is waiting for a text from his
wife, to give me an e-mail address
Where some others are posting
for more pics of trip)
Until later...

PS, I just asked Buck if he would

talk on the Freefire Radio show, and
he said no way, he does not want
the whole world to know that a
Booze Fighter is not riding!!!
Hope he doesn’t read this ;-)

10:05 am
Going through Louisville, we are
stuck in Traffic... the escort missed us....
They have several highway patrol,
including a helicopter. Huge turnout
at our gas stop. many bikes joined us.

The canvas cover for the urns fell
off Long Rider, Darrell thought he
saw it so one of the  Highway troopers
went back to find it for us. I hope it
doesn't rain before he catches up,
but it is sunny right now.

We are almost caught up to
the troopers; hope they let
 us join in.

OK we got in; we are surrounded by
sheriff cars! I count ten and I know
there are a ton more up ahead

This is soooo Cool!! They are so
honored to do this the patriotism here
is just AWESOME!
Wish National news would cover it!
Everyone send an e-mail to Fox
news or Glenn Beck!!

We have the ENTIRE 4 lane
highway to ourselves!
Talk to you later,

~Linda Hartman


- Message to Linda from John Cleckner -

above: John Cleckner US Army Major Retired

We are getting your posts updating us
on the trip to Arlington from Jim Mark.

He is doing a great job formatting the
posts with pictures and words. 
I am, of course, saving them all.

I am sending this out to you via the
three addresses I have for you hoping
one will research you and the rest
of the group.

Everyone in Redding sends their love
and best wishes for a safe and
successful trip.  Please give Fred
our best wishes also.

God Bless you all and PLEASE be
careful.  I know the trip has been
very challenging. 

I have not seen any
on this. 
 haven't seen any updates in
the Record Searchlight either. 
I haven't seen anything in
the Anderson Paper either.

Has there been any that
you know of?

Please keep sending us updates. 
I hope your group has a good
historian.  This is one story that
needs to be told when it is completed.

~John Cleckner
Redding, CA


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