Letter to the Editor
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:28am admin
Letter to the Editor:
On Aug 5 2020, I was a Patriot Guard Rider on the escort for WWII Hero Seaman First Class Orval Austin Tranbarger. I want to commend All the M/C Riders from the various organizations that were present that day: Patriot Guard, Combat Vets, American Legion, V F W and those
Riders there with no affiliation. Also want to commend our local Willow Springs PD, the Willow Springs Volunteer Fire Dept and Ambulance Service and the Missouri Highway Patrol. Most All of the M/C Riders I talked with that day, lots of us veterans ourselves, considered it an honor to escort Hero Tranbarger Home to Mountain View.
We were blessed with good weather for the escort. I thank GOD for that. I am former U S Navy I served off Vietnam and I've been to Pearl Harbor. And again thanks to all those that were involved in this honor ride.
Dennis Patterson, Willow Springs