Rurik once explained to me his dedication to the Patriot Guard Riders and their commitment to our current crop of veterans. He told me that he had pledged once that no generation of vets would ever again be treated the way his was, and that was why he and the other PGR’s do what they do. In conversations I’ve had with Mike M I’ve tried to tell him of the high esteem that my and Crumb Crunchie’s generations hold the Vietnam veteran, that we respect and honor what they did for not only our country, but for our Corps. This video shows both of those sentiments. It was shot during Rolling Thunder, an annual Memorial Day veteran’s motorcycle run to the Wall in D.C. It is a short snippet of a very tired Marine’s six and a half hour long vigil to honor our nations fallen and the sacrifices of the veterans who preceded him.http://nicedoggie.net/media/Rolling_Thunder_2010_-_A_Marine_s_Vigil.flv
His name is Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers and he has done this for the past 8 years. He does it to honor the generations of veterans that came before us. One Marine who demonstrates what I’ve told Mike M, and returns the favor of Rurik’s pledge.