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Bikers ride to remember soldiers

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:14:46 CDT
By: AP

A central Illinois motorcycle club is holding its second annual ride in honor of three members of an Illinois Army Reserve unit killed in Iraq in 2004. The Quiet Pride motorcycle club will ride from an American Legion Post in Washington to the 724th Transportation Company memorial in Alpha Park in Bartonville today. Specialist Gregory Goodrich of Bartonville, Sergeant Elmer Krause of Greensboro, North Carolina and Staff Sergeant Keith Maupin of Batavia, Ohio, of the transport company died along with six civilian contractors in an ambush outside Baghdad on April 9th, 2004. Dennis Pickles of Quiet Pride said cars are welcome to join in the ride too. The 5-foot monument was unveiled at the park last year.

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