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Semper Fi Ride Across America, 24 April - 27 May 2011
Semper Fi is Latin for "Always Faithful" - Please Help Support Injured Marines

Recently completed a 3,113 mile bicycle ride across this wonderful country from Oceanside, CA to Ocean View, DE in the "Semper Fi Ride Across America" to help raise funds for Team Semper Fi and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

During the past year in Afghanistan MANY Marines have sustained life changing injuries and they need your help more than ever. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps America's true heroes recovering from catastrophic injury. No amount is too small or too large to donate and the IMSFF has VERY low admin and fundraising expenses (5%) than most charities so more money goes directly to support injured Marines and other service members who serve with Marines and their families - currently $50 million since its inception in 2004.

Team Semper Fi (TSF) was established in 2006 by the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund as an extension of the assistance that the Fund provides to those who are injured in combat and training. The idea for Team Semper Fi was inspired by those wounded Marines and Sailors who refused to let their challenges prevent them from competing in athletic events, and whose drive and determination is inspirational to us all.

Thank you for supporting this great cause! If you know of anybody else who might want to donate or sponsor I would be extremely grateful if you please forward this link on to them or add this link to your Facebook page. I have recently updated my fundraising goal to $17,750 x 2 in honor of the USMC founding in 1775. However, a true dream would be if I could raise $177,500 so please do not stop donating just because I have reached my primary goal.

Semper Fidelis,

Major Bill Conner, USMC
Team Semper Fi before 2009 USMC Marathon - Oct 2009

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Fundraising has ended.

Total Donations: $46,571.00
Goal: $35,500

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Goal

Contributor Amount Comment
Dr Scholl Foundation $10,000.00
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Dennis Fahey $250.00
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Bill Bell $500.00 "What a great way to honor & support the Marine Corp and to help raise much needed money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Your ride across America will allow your goal of $17,750 to be met with ease.Just wish I could be going too. "
Don & Jo Ann Zembiec $100.00 "Great job, Marines! Keep up the fight."
Kal Buckles $25.00
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Tom Knoll $1,000.00
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James H Flood $25.00
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NICHOLAS NUZZO $200.00
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Laura Murray $100.00 "I'm proud to support the Semper Fi Fund! This is a great effort for a great cause."
Brian Rideout $100.00 "Bill - best of luck brother. Pedal hard, stay safe and God Bless."
J.C. Johns $50.00 "Good luck with the ride and your goals."
Eater NShttr $200.00 "Wish I was riding with you sir. "
Thomas DeBiase $500.00 "I am proud and honored to call you my friend! Good Luck!"
Hank & Naoko Donigan Hidden "Safe trip! "
Tom (Ski) Chernetski $25.00 "Great Job Bill! Keep on, Keepin' on!!!! Semper Fi"
Z Family, JULIE ZAVODNY Hidden "Bill, Semper Fi, pray for a safe, memorable, and inspirational journey to help our Fellow Marines and Their Family Members! Godspeed, Zavodny Family"
Gold Star Mothers of NM Hidden
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Jackson Liebes Hidden "In honor of Patrick Donigan's 5th Birthday. "
Ellen and William Thompson Hidden "In lieu of a present for Patrick's 5th birthday"
Dave Orlowski $100.00
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Anonymous $100.00 "Welcome back! S/F - Nuke"
Angie McCrary $50.00
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Bill Bell $250.00
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Barney & Ellie Tonquest Tonquest $100.00
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Tom & Diana Sowell $250.00
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Kathryn Buchan Varden $50.00
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Susan McGuire $100.00 "Thank you for serving!!! Best of luck on the ride."
David Senger $500.00
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Gary & Dorothy Waterhouse $300.00 "Welcome home!, be safe on the road. See you on the RFSF ride later in the year and in London 2012. Semper Fi."
Bradford Bingham $100.00
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Lois Harper $50.00 "Welcome home to one of my favorite DAU students..."
Karen Senger $100.00
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Tom Knoll $1,000.00 "Semper Fi Bill! You're an Ironman!"
Lee &Glenna Bingham $500.00 "GO BILL! We were with you at the Ironman in Hawaii and we shall be there for this latest challenge."
Dixie Biszantz $20.00
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Shannon Biszantz $20.00
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Mike and Re McClung $500.00 "Bill, Have a great ride!! Wish we could be there to cheer you on! Mike and Re "
Walter Downarowicz $100.00 "Bill, thank you and all Marines for your service and patriotism,"
Anonymous $25.00 "We want you to know how much your service is appreciated. The USA could not be what it is without the men and women who serve for us and give what is asked by their country."
John Sini Hidden
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CAROLYN LEHMAN-JOHNSON $500.00
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Joe & Linda Liner $100.00 "Good Luck Bill! Hope to see you as you come through Arizona."
LtCol Adam Becker Hidden
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Anonymous $50.00
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Christopher Bennett $250.00 "Have fun Bill and wear a helmet! The Bennett Family "
Braden Hisey Hidden
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Rick Kent $10.00 "Good luck with your fundraising Bill"
Janice Sobelman $100.00
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Laura & Kevin Duffy $100.00
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Sandy Maus $100.00 "Good luck on your ride Bill and stay safe. It's good to have you back home. "
Kevin Patton $50.00 "God's speed to you on your cross country adventure. Pretty ambitious for a former bowman."
Doris/TJ Harrington $100.00 "Best of luck Mr. Connor. We are very proud of you."
Sandra Hauser $30.00 "Good luck, Bill. Stay safe. "
Eric Follestad $50.00
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Dave & Stacy Nyikos $33.00 "Good luck and thank you for your service, Bill!"
Brian Sandberg $50.00 "Ride safe, see you out east."
LtCol Paul & Tami Thompson $100.00 "Bill we are very proud of what you are doing for our Injured Heroes. Keep up the work on and off the battlefield. Fly Fight Win Paul and Tami"
Stephen Monsour $100.00
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Jack & Jean Zilliox $100.00
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Sarah Senger $100.00
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Aimee & Steve Mehl $200.00
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Nytro Bikeshop $371.00
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Angela Titus $25.00 "Thank you for serving Bill. Ride safely!"
Anonymous $40.00 "True to form, Marine, you bring honor to America's history. "
Dawn Henry $100.00 "Have a great ride, Bill! Thanks for being an inspiration to others. Aloha, Dawn Henry"
Colin Smith $100.00 "Bill, Glad you are back. Great Cause. Have a good ride. Semper Fi!"
Carol West $100.00 "Parying for your safety. You are extremely special to us!!"
Jacqueline Sacheli $25.00 "God be with you on your ride across America. "
Michael Wilbur $200.00 "Bill, Good luck and good riding. I hope that the weather will clear up for you give a tail wind all the way to the east coast..Errrrr Semper Fidelis Mike & Shiela"
Stephen Wheeler $100.00
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Larry Hummel $100.00
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Bernie Aungst $100.00
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Lee Rish $50.00
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Ruth Miller $25.00
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Davis McNeil $25.00 "You're a true inspiration! "
Patricia White $20.00
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SgtMaj (ret) Jim Hardcorps $20.00
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Scott Guffy $40.00
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Jane East $100.00
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Sara and Daniel Warren $100.00 "We wish you a safe trip and will be praying for you every night. Good luck."
Stacey Warren Hidden
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Alicia Dean $300.00
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Anonymous $100.00
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The brave grandparents that served (Zilliox/Klever) $150.00 "In memory of our brave grandparents that served our country. As that generation passes, we remember and discover their accomplishments and contributions - and thank you for carrying on the same values, bravery, and strength that made them the greatest generation, and the United States the greatest country!"
John & Victoria Teahan $250.00
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Roger Riggs $100.00
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Robert Casey $200.00
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Judy & Will Jeffrey $100.00
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Pat Merville $100.00
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Martin & Linda Fisher $100.00
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Mike & Sonja Trei Hidden "You serve a greatful Country. Thank you -- thank you all -- for your sacrifice. God bless you on your journey."
Anonymous $500.00
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Vaughn Trucker $5.00
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Clint Eastwood $5.00
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Adam and Cindy Becker $250.00 "Good luck Bill and Semper Fi, Marine!"
Josh Aylesworth $50.00 "Way to go! Thank you for what you're doing!"
James Holiday $5.00
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Paul Acquavella $100.00 "Ride on Bill!"
Janet Boatman $100.00 "Be safe, Bill! God love the Marines!"
Joe Davis $100.00 "Ride on Bill! May you get a few days of following winds."
Gensis Haircuts Donation Jar in Stillwater, OK $80.00
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Mary Ann Pascucci $20.00 " You are what makes America great! Thank you"
Tom Knoll $271.00 "Keep Charging Wild Marine!"
CATHERINE TERRELL $25.00
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Stephen Bashore $200.00 "Sir, You are the prime example of what defines a hero! Thank you and your fellow Marines!"
Anonymous $25.00
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LaVila Lawrence Hidden "I am SO proud of you!!!! I'm a former Tulsa girl, now living in Denver, CO. I log on each morning to the Tulsa World website and saw the picture of you and your mom. Brought tears to my eyes. What a fabulous thing you are doing!!! God bless!!"
Dan & Beverlee Solie $50.00
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Jo Ann & Don Zembiec $100.00
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Ethel Marzano $100.00
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Riverside Driver $5.00
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Ken Bellanger $125.00 "Vietnam 1966, Purple Heart, Disabled, served with The USMC, The greatest Military Force. Major you are an inspiration to all Americans! Semper Fi! "
Rachel Heule Hidden "Safe travels, you are an inspiration!"
Clifford AAA. Greene $17.00
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Mary Ann Eidson $20.00
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Steve and Maryanna Senger $50.00
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Jo Ann Spitson $10.00
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Joy & Bob Long $25.00
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K & D Martin $50.00
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Judy Von Holten $30.00
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Joe Pat Conner $250.00
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Ken Yazel $200.00
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Tom & Frances Sheffer $50.00
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Mary Ann Conner $100.00 "Daily Rosary for your safety. I am so proud of you and your efforts to support our injured heroes. For you and Bob to be in Tulsa for Mother's Day was best Mother's Day ever. Love and Blessings - Mom"
Don & Maryanne Reed $100.00
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Naomi Anderson $100.00
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Spicewood Donations Hidden
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Anonymous $50.00
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Russel Hill $25.00
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Trevor Watt $1,000.00 "An inspiring journey. Godspeed"
Traci Smith $50.00
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Eleanor Conner Hidden "Your FAVORITE aunt is very proud of you. Stay safe."
Tim Oklahoma $100.00
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Jim Arkansas $20.00
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Tonya Arkansas $20.00
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C. Patrick & Sarah Senger $100.00 "Thank you for your service to our great country!"
Meredith Frailey $100.00
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Hermin Singh $10.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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MICHAEL & MARTHA NYIKOS $25.00
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Tom Maines $40.00
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Gary & Carolyn Nestle $20.00
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Jessica Luedtke Hidden "Thank you for your service! Best wishes on your ride."
Kaylee Moussette $15.00 "what an honorable thing your doing. God bless and stay safe my friend...."
Robert Leroux $20.00
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David Lapidus Hidden
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Denise MIka $100.00
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Brett Bieberdorf $500.00 "Bill you are an amazing person and a true warrior. Godspeed and Semper Fi my friend!"
Gene Willman $20.00 "Semper Fidelis! Always glad to support and help out Marines!"
Robert & Kristi Grisaffe $50.00 "You are amazing!!! "
Michael and Nora O'Hara Hidden
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Kathleen Hutchinson $25.00
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Ted Clay $8.00
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Peggy Ashland $3.00
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Casey Huntington $3.00
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Chuck Terwoord $20.00
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Gregg Soha Hidden "Bill, thanks for serving and your for your contributions above and beyond......"
Nicholas Thurston $25.00
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Margaret Becker $100.00 "We are so inspired by you Bill! Keep up the great work!!! Cheers, Margaret & Chuck Becker"
Anonymous Hidden "God Bless You!"
Brock and Maria Swatek $50.00
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Bethany Beach Donations $70.00
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Michelle Montalbano Hidden "Congratulations on an amazing journey! What an inspiring ride! Keep up the great work! "
Jona Lee $25.00
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Bryan Zobenica $20.00
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Laura Baker $25.00 "Congrats on completing your ride. Don and JoAnn Zembiec are my uncle and aunt. They shared a couple of your updates from your ride."
Ralph Anzelmo $25.00
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Marianne Waldrop $200.00 "Bill has always put his talents to good work! Yet, another, courageous and selfless act for others! Way to go, Bill! SF, Marianne Waldrop, Col USMC"
Anonymous $100.00
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Susan Sandmann-Uy $100.00 "May God bless our military!!! Thank you for all you do! "
Michael Kies $20.00
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Robert Flannery $30.00
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chris Stamos $25.00
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Greg Provencher $50.00 "Way to go Bill! You the man!!!"
Amy Latham Hidden
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Matt & Steph O'Byrne $50.00 "Although the ride is over the mission is not and we thank you for bringing our attention to this worthy cause. :)"
David Klindienst $100.00 "Congratulations on completing the ride!"
Mary Jane McCormick $10.00
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Carolyn & Gary Nestle $20.00
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Marilyn Hazel $50.00
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Martin & Therese Sedlacek $50.00
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Anonymous $50.00
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Suzanne Sokira $20.00 "Thank you for doing what you do!! GOD Speed"
Kent & Tina Liddle $100.00 "God bless you and all who have given so much to protect this great country"
Kenneth Ramsey $20.00 "I enjoyed meeting you at the Abbey of Gethsemani. You are an inspiration to us all. Ken Ramsey US Army CW4 (Ret)"
Cyndi and Darin Fila $400.00
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Michael & Jonette Volta $50.00
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Mary Johnson $100.00 "Great job Bill! You are an inspiration. "
Bill and Rita Bartlett $3,500.00
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Anonymous $10,000.00
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Bob Doerschuk $100.00 "dear sir: i was on the ABB cross country ride when we met you out west in may the flag/mission was awe inspiring! we wish you and all of your compadres the very best! i'm an USAF (sorry) vet Vietnam era you and the flag on the bike made us proud!!! God Bless, be safe........see you on the road!!!!!!"
Dean & EJ Schulz $150.00 "Impressive!!!!"
Kenneth Dreyfuss $750.00
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thomas sowell $100.00 "In memory of Scott Sparks, a Marine, tragically lost in a motorcycle accident last week. God be with him and his family."
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