26 March 2009
Mark and I just wanted
to say thank you for honoring our son
in a time of such grief. Words
will never express what it meant to
us to have him honored by your
organization. May god bless each and
every one of you who stand by our
young men and women who serve our
country with pride.
Mark and Caryn
Carmack, Matthew Carmack and Kyle and
04 April 2009
I would like to Thank you Personally
if possible. My son SPC Donald Mollis
JR has returned home from Iraq
recently, by time we received
confirmation of his flight it was on
a Friday night and he was arriving at
Cincinnati 10:00 am the next morning.
I have sent you a late notice to help
us welcome him home and you
responded. With such short notice, We
were surprised to see the patriots
there when we arrived. Some have
traveled as far as Springfield Ohio.
We knew one of the patriots Rick
Carpenter. They were very supportive
of us in welcoming Don JR home.
Thank you and
God bless you
Donald Mollis SR
3/25 USMC Welcome Home
The Viet Nam Vets MC, 2nd Brigade MC
and Leathernecks MC would like to
thank all of those that attended the
homecoming for 3/25. Why was this a
big deal (?) Well 33 deployed
and 33 returned home. There were many
fears laid to rest when that bus was
finally full of Marines and Corpsmen.
There were members from the Patriot
Guard, LC13, Copperheads, Rolling
Thunder, Warthogs MC (on duty on
their PD bikes), HOG members and many
other clubs and individuals. It was
awesome and there were between 50 and
60 bikes at times rolling loud and
proud through the rain and cold.
Marines are hard to impress but you
guys did a great job of impressing
Cleveland PD allowed us to block the
arriving passenger aisles with bikes
and the bus and each returning vet
was cheered as they passed through
the gauntlet of the public and the
One VNV said that leading these
troops home was a greater thrill to
him than his own homecoming and their
position at the front of the line was
an honor they wont soon forget.
I will never forget the hug he gave
me while he told me those words.
So for a few short minutes in the
rain and cold a few dedicated bikers
made a difference and showed the
Marines, their families and the
public passing through CHIA that we
really do support our troops. The
greeting went a little longer than
planned and many of you missed other
obligations such as HOG Chapter
meetings, family dinners and other
notable personal obligations. You
made the right choice and thank you.
God Bless them all and keep bringing
them all back alive and well.
Gold Star Chapter Leathernecks MC