Motorcyclists make stop in Lou. as they 'Run for the Wall'

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 12 at 8:56 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) --  More than 300 motorcyclists, including veterans and veteran supporters, rode in to Louisville Tuesday as part of the Run for the Wall group.

“There are so many that never came home or ever accounted for where they are,” Roger Ingram, who is traveling the entire trip, said.

“We have to show that the efforts from our military do not go unrecognized,” Robert DeLuna, a biker from California, said.

The motorcyclist visited with patients at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center before they move on to the nation's capital.

“I’m a patient here at the VA Hospital and that also represents healing,” Gary McKeehan, said.

Joseph Hudson, a biker, is a former POW in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2003, he was captured for 22 days.

“I was pissed. I held all my fear with anger. It’s just awesome to be home,” Hudson, said.

The Run for the Wall group makes the trip every year - when they arrive in Washington, D.C. the group tours the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

 

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