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Stras
07-29-2008, 19:41
You are invited to participate in MSG Mitch Young's Final Ride and Celebration of Life. We will escort MSG Young from Charlie Mike's Pub to the Special Forces Association (SFA) Compound. We will stand in honor while he is being interred in the SFA Pond. The Patriot Guard Riders will be riding in honor of Mitch.

Charlie Mike's Pub is located at 195 Starpoint Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303

All participants are requested to bring a side dish for the Celebration of Life meal afterwards.

02 Aug 08
1200-1230 Stage at Charlie Mike's Pub
1300 Depart for the SFA Compound
1345 Arrive SFA Compound
TBD MSG Young's internment in the SFA Pond
TBD Celebration of Life meal

Gas and Food are available in the vicinity of the staging area. Everyone is welcome to attend, this is not a motorcycle only function.

Please come out for a fellow warrior.

POC is Stras @ 719-244-4894 or mrbill6970@hotmail.com

longrange1947
07-29-2008, 20:30
See you there.

Team Sergeant
07-29-2008, 21:27
Stras, Please take some pictures for those of us that cannot attend.

TS

Stras
07-30-2008, 05:38
TS, I have some photos/video from part 1 of the MSG Young mission. Will get more and post on the site.

Gents, for those of you who are unable to attend. At 1400hrs (EST) raise a tasty cold beverage in honor of Mitch. You may not be with us in the flesh, but all are with us in spirit.

Stras
08-02-2008, 22:18
Part 3 Final Ride Report

02 Aug 08
Over 100 Riders and 20 cages escorted MSG Young, his family and friends from Charlie Mike's Pub through Fayetteville to the Special Forces Association (SFA) Compound. This was truly spectacular to see and mere words cannot possibly begin to describe MSG Mitch Young's Final Ride. In the procession was Mitch's bike ridden by his son-in-law, and Mitch's wife rode with one of Mitch's former teammates. The lead bike flew the US Flag that Mitch had carried on many training and combat deployments as well as his team guidon for ODA 7126.

SFA National Headquarters and SFA Chapter 1-18 went out of their way to support this mission, and cannot be thanked enough for their support of our Special Forces Warriors and their families. Charlie Mike's Pub and accomplices who planned this event went over the top and did an outstanding job.

Upon completion of the ride, the beer and food was ready and we all commenced to Celebrating Mitch's life. Many a toast was raised to Mitch and our fallen Special Forces Brethren. In honor of our Special Forces Soldiers who have gone before us, two bottles of Reutberg Beer were toasted and poured into the SFA pond so that they may share in the occasion.

My sincere thanks to all the new members, first time mission attendees, my Special Forces Brothers, and all the DOD Active Duty and Retirees who supported this mission.

This concludes this mission.

De Oppresso Liber !!

Stras sends

longrange1947
08-02-2008, 22:28
It was truly a fine tribute and send off.

lonewolf726
08-04-2008, 11:08
I would like to give a big thumb's up to the Patriot Guard riders for a job well done. I was in a vehicle in all three processions ( to Silver Ramp, to the JFK chapel, and to the SFA compound ) and the did an outstanding job! Thanks, guys!

Also a big thumb's up to Stras here for everything he has done for our fallen Brother. On top of the Patriot Guard duties, due to unforseen circumstances he, myself, and Michelle of Charlie Mike's ended up trying to coordinate everything for the Final Ride and Celebration of Life at the very last minute, and Stras went way out of his way for this and made everything run smoothly. Thanks, Brother!

lonewolf726
08-04-2008, 11:20
Stras, Please take some pictures for those of us that cannot attend.

TS

TS, I was pulling "grill duty" cooking the pig, but my wife took a few pic's:

Leaving Charlie Mikes:

lonewolf726
08-04-2008, 11:28
Spreading the ashes:

lonewolf726
08-04-2008, 11:32
Me hanging the tile I had made of Mitch's team patch at Charlie Mike's the day after he passed:

Team Sergeant
08-04-2008, 17:14
TS, I was pulling "grill duty" cooking the pig, but my wife took a few pic's:

Leaving Charlie Mikes:

Thanks for the pic's Brother, I'm sure it was a good send off.

TS

RockJ1C4
11-25-2008, 17:00
I was deployed with Mitch in 2002 and I was shocked to hear this. I have a lot of memories of him in just 6 months time. He definately added humor to any situation and made the deployment go just a little faster.

God Bless and my prayers are with his family and friends.

Rock