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    Lately I have been having a bad case of WTF! Work hasn't been going well, etc. Today I rode a PGR mission for an American Hero who was KIA by a coward in Afghanistan who wasn't even man enough to stick around and see his handy work (IED)! After a very long day in the blazing sun, I understood how much more there is than my little problems! It was an Amazing day with a bunch of Wonderful people and if you have never done it, I Highly recommend it! If you are so inclined, please remember Spc. Jerod Osborne and his family in your prayers tonight.
    Last edited by HogFan; 07-16-2010, 09:07 PM.
    HERD Member #141

    "To ride, or not to ride... THAT is a stupid question!"

  • #2
    Good on u Hogfan and may Spc. Jerod Osborne Rest in peace!!
    "09" King & "10" Forty-Eight(wifes)
    If u ain't ridin u ain't livin!!


    • #3
      I second that....Spc. Jerod Osborne and the family - PRAYERS!!!
      2010 FLHX - Street Glide
      HERD MEMBER #00003


      • #4
        Hog, I completely understand your feelings today! When you see the sacrifice our soldiers make for us, it is life changing! Prayers to Spc. Jerod Osborne and his family from us!!! We will never forget...


        • #5
          God Bless Hog, Prayer sent for his family....Glenn
          Where does it say Humpty Dumpty was an Egg?
          Official HERD Member #00127 - Glenn
          Growing old is not for Sissies..........


          • #6
            Good Job HogFan , that's a great thing you PGR's do. I'll keep Spc. Jerod Osborne family in my thoughts.SALUTE
            2018 Road Glide
            Member #00014


            • #7
              Thanks for representing us Hog, Prayers to the Osborne family. RIP brother.
              Mike Tickle
              Herd # One hundred
              2012 Ultra Limited
              USAF Retired (SMSgt)


              • #8
                May he rest in peace and God bless his family and the families of everyone who makes it possible for us to live the lives we do.
                Official HERD Member #00145
                Keep The Rubber Side Down


                • #9
                  Our Prayers to the Osborne family. We cnnot pretend to know the pain. Thanks HOG

                  Sorry but the pictures did not come thru but please read.
                  1/2 boy 1/2 man

                  If you read this, you WILL forward it on. PleaseYou just won't be able to stop yourself.

                  The average age of the military man is 19 years.
                  He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who,
                  under normal circumstances is considered by
                  society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind
                  the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old
                  enough to die for his country. He never really
                  cared much for work and he would rather wax
                  his own car than wash his father's, but he has
                  never collected unemployment either.

                  He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport
                  activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a
                  steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when
                  he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm howitzer.

                  He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he
                  was at home because he is working or fighting
                  from before dawn to well after dusk. He has
                  trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him,
                  but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and
                  reassemble it in less time in the dark. He can recite
                  to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.

                  He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.

                  He can march until he is told to stop,
                  or stop until he is told to march.

                  He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation,
                  but he is not without spirit or individual dignity.
                  He is self-sufficient.

                  He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.

                  He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never
                  to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend
                  his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.

                  If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you
                  are hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition
                  with you in the midst of battle when you run low..

                  He has learned to use his hands like weapons
                  and weapons like they were his hands.

                  He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job.

                  He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all.

                  He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime.

                  He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed..

                  He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away ' those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.
                  In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.

                  Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.

                  He has asked nothing in return, except
                  our friendship and understanding.
                  Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.

                  And now we even have women over there in danger, doing their part in this tradition of going to War when our nation calls us to do so.

                  As you go to bed tonight, remember this shot. . ...

                  A short lull, a little shade and a picture of
                  loved ones in their helmets.

                  Prayer wheel for our military... please don't
                  break it Please send this on after a short prayer.

                  Prayer Wheel

                  'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
                  Protect them as they protect us.
                  Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.'

                  When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our ground troops in Afghanistan , sailors on ships, and airmen in the air, and for those in Iraq , Afghanistan and all foreign countries.

                  There is nothing attached....
                  This can be very powerful..

                  Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman, Marine, or Airman, prayer is the very best one.
                  Those who say it can't be done should get in the way of those doing it.
                  Patriot Guard Riders # 209,359
                  Official HERD Member #00139


                  • #10
                    Prayers sent.
                    Ear Tag no. 00030


                    • #11
                      Prayers to him and his family!!
                      OFFICIAL HERD MEMBER #83
                      2014 FLHXS
                      U.S. NAVY Veteran


                      • #12
                        Prayers to the Osborne family. RIP SPC Jerod Osborne
                        09 FLHRCI
                        Herd Member #00045


                        • #13
                          Prayers sent.

                          Nice post Oiltrash, thanks.
                          2010 Ultra Limited/Merlot/Cherry
                          Official HERD Member #00134


                          • #14
                            Prayers sent, RIP...God Bless
                            Miles are on a road map, close to home is here
                            Very Proud member #99
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                            Count your life by smiles, not tears:
                            Count your age by friends, not years.
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                            • #15
                              Each and every time I hear the news of a fallen Soldier, my heart sinks and I begin to recall the memories of all those brave souls who have gone before us, that we might enjoy this prosperous way of life.
                              My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Family and Friends of Specialist Osborne.
                              My you rest in peace Brother.....................g
                              U.S. Army "Retired"
                              (Disabled Veteran)