Warriors Watch Riders support local vets
Original post made on Aug 23, 2013
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on Aug 23, 2013 at 8:25 am
I attend many homecomings for our Veterans. I was also at Peter Bui's homecoming. Spike Schau was NOT at this homecoming, so how could he have "seen the look on his face", mmm? I've also had conversations with adults and children about the homecomings and had many of them comment about Schau being a Vietnam Veteran. He isn't a Vietnam Veteran and I let all know that, but he likes others to think he is, which is a slap to all those who served, were maimed in some way or died in that war. SHAME on Schau for allowing his statement as though he were at Bui's homecoming! Homecomings and flag lines at Veterans' funerals are about the VETERANS. It's NOT and NEVER SHOULD BE "the Spike show". And as for Schau bragging many times about how he gets up in the middle of the night or never goes to bed at all to pick up a Veteran, to quote Sidney Poitier in "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" to his postman fatgher, 'you did what you were supposed to do, if you had to carry that bag a thousand miles.' Again, a homecoming should ONLY be about that Veteran and his or her family when they come home or are laid to rest. PERIOD.
on Aug 23, 2013 at 9:25 am
I am always made tearful by the committment of veterans for veterans. These Warror Watch Riders are the few who really know what it is to be a veteran, go off to war, and return home (most times to no support whatsoever.) The WWR whom I have met are selfless and there to show comraderie and support for fellow veterans. For those who are not former vets, we are fortunate to have their committment and participation in this effort. (I'm sorry to hear about the above comment/situation, but it surely isn't about that. It is about the vets.)
God Bless our veterans, past, present and future. We owe a debt of gratitude and oceans of compassion and support.
on Aug 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm
As a current member of Warriors' Watch Riders I must disagree with some of what "Member" wrote. If anyone is under the impression that Spike is a Vietnam Vet they're certainly mistaken. A lot of our riders are though. He enlisted in the Navy shortly after high school, in the mid 1970's. I've been 'riding' for almost 4 yrs and have never heard Spike or anyone else say Spike is a Vietnam Vet. I believe that when Spike spoke of the Bui, he was recounting what the WWR's responded to him when he asked about the mission. That and the mission report made by the Road Captain for the event. Spike always makes sure that riders get copies of any and all 'letters of appreciation' from families and Veterans that we've done missions for. Seems to me that "Member" has a personal problem with Spike and that's too bad. What Spike has done is make sure that our Veterans get the special recognition they deserve, be they past, present and future military. Spike isn't doing "something he was supposed to do". He volunteers his time just like the rest of our group does. He does this for his love of those who serve our country. "Member" I hope you feel better spewing that "clarification" or rant. Nothing like trying to bring someone down who is doing something noble. Big of you!!