Defend Our Marines
News * 9 June 2007
Blue Star Dad Organizes West Coast
Motorcycle Run to Show Support for the Haditha Marines:
motorcycle ride is being organized to start at Seattle, Washington and
finish at the Main Gate of Camp Pendleton, Oceanside California.
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...
“Does my son or daughter or husband or
wife have to get shot before they can legally defend themselves?”
“How do they distinguish between an
insurgent or an Iraqi citizen being used as a shield by an
“Could my son go to prison for five
years and be dishonorably discharged from the military that he loves
because he fought for his country?”
“Will the facts be pushed aside and
incorrect reporting believed to the detriment of our war heroes, our
family members and friends who have sacrificed all for our freedom?”
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
We don’t 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 can’t, may want to ride a short distance to
show they’re 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 don’t
have motorcycles or can’t ride will want to go to the overpasses near
their homes and wave flags as the motorcycles travel down Interstate
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
American’s desire to show support to our military heroes.
We want “No Man Left Behind.”
This page 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!
Defend Our Marines