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Old 08-25-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Unique escort into PDX today (pic)
You don't see this very often - stopped all traffic headed East on 26 near 1:30 pm.

Appeared to be for a funeral procession.

It took all I had not to cut through them!

Portland Region

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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I was right behind you, in a Trail Blazer though. Made me late for beer though.

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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It was an Honor ride for PFC Andrew Keller.

A Beaverton native killed in Action in Afghanistan.

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/..._andrew_k.html

Sorry if giving his life for this country inconvenienced you or made you late for your beer.

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #4
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“ Quote:
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It was an Honor ride for PFC Andrew Keller.

A Beaverton native killed in Action in Afghanistan.

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/..._andrew_k.html

Sorry if giving his life for this country inconvenienced you or made you late for your beer.
I know I can be quite the asshole at times, but my respect for you just went off the meter.

I owe you the beverage of your choice, or two.

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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It was an Honor ride for PFC Andrew Keller.

A Beaverton native killed in Action in Afghanistan.

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/..._andrew_k.html

Sorry if giving his life for this country inconvenienced you or made you late for your beer.
This.

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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it was an honor ride for pfc andrew keller.

A beaverton native killed in action in afghanistan.

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/..._andrew_k.html

sorry if giving his life for this country inconvenienced you or made you late for your beer.

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #7
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I'm going to give the OP the benefit of the doubt and assume he was just joking about it and didn't have a clue it was for the fallen soldier.

RIP brother.

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:31 PM   #8
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I'm going to give the OP the benefit of the doubt and assume he was just joking about it and didn't have a clue it was for the fallen soldier.

RIP brother.
True - wow, I stepped in it. I didn't know. It wasn't even meant as a complaint.

Apologies to anyone I offended. I was just struck by how unique it was.

ETA: I also didn't mean cutting through the procession - I meant the roadblock. But I appreciate that it read otherwise. Again, apologies.

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:37 PM   #9
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Good on you for owning up to a mistake. We've all made 'em.

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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I was assuming you didn't know and why I answered you the way I did. I would have been on this ride if I didn't have to work today, the Patriot guard riders and Sunset HOG were just some of the riders on this ride.

I do give you credit for posting an apology.

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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I would have been on this ride, but I got the e-mail 2hrs after the ksu from The Dalles.

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #12
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I was there with the Patriot Guard on Friday when the fallen Soldiers body came through the airport. Wished I could have made todays ride, but had prior plans that I couldn't cancel. Hate when these missions come up, but honored to do them as I served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:30 PM   #13
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If you guys really wanna see a great movie related to this post,

Watch Taking Chance, It's a movie with Kevin Bacon about escorting a fallen hero from Dover delaware to his hometown. There's not a man here that won't shed a few tears and see our fallen Soldiers and Marines in a different light.

As a Marine, I get emotional just reading posts like this, seeing that people actually get to witness part of our millitary/civilian process to honor these young men and women.

BTW, Kevin Bacon doesn't have a lot of speaking parts, it's one of if not his best performance in my opinion, I'd love to hear from any of you who have seen this movie

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #14
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Just saw this on the news, seems like everybody liked or loved him and that he had a bright future waiting for him here. RIP Andrew, I'm sorry we lost you.

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Old 08-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #15
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OT, but since you asked...

Taking Chance is a good flick.

( where he salutes the casket coming out of the plane, gets me every time... )



former ET3 Donaca

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #16
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This thread sucks....




This has nothing to do with hookers.


All kiding aside....RIP.

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