Unique escort into PDX today (pic)

Discussion in 'Portland Region' started by Zeke013, Aug 25, 2012.


  1. 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!

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  2. I was right behind you, in a Trail Blazer though. Made me late for beer though.
     
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  4. 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.
     
  5. 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. :salute:
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Good on you for owning up to a mistake. We've all made 'em.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. I would have been on this ride, but I got the e-mail 2hrs after the ksu from The Dalles.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. 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
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. 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... )



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    All kiding aside....RIP.
     
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