Batesville, In. — The “9th Annual Ride to Remember” will be held June 8 and 9 in honor of several fallen soldiers with local connections.Here is a list of fallen heroes:Army SGT Chad L. Keith, 21, of Batesville 7/7/2003Army SGT James D. Faulkner, 23, of Clarksville 9/8/2004Army SGT Matthew L. Deckard, 29, of Corydon 9/16/2005Army SGT. Steven P. Mennemeyer, 26, of Granite City, IL 8/8/2006Army PFC Anthony P. Seig, 19, of Sunman 9/9/2006Army SSGT Robert J. Montgomery, 29, of Scottsburg 5/22/2007Army SGT Kenneth “KR” Booker, 25, of Vevay 11/14/2007Army NG SPC Jonathan D. Menke, 22, of Madison 8/4/2008Army NG SPC Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27of, Cottage Grove, MN 7/16/2009Marine CPL Dustin L. Turpen, 27, of, Bedford 1/31/2010Army SGT Jonathan K. Peney, 22, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL 6/1/2010Marine CPL John C. Bishop, 25, of Columbus 9/8/2010Army SPC Zachary S. Salmon, 21, of Lawrenceburg 1/12/2011Marine LCPL Hunter “HD” Hogan, 21, of Norman 6/23/2012Marine CPL Jordan L. Spears, 21, of Memphis 10/1/2014Marine LCPL Jacky R. Koenig, JR, 20, of North Vernon 4/9/2017“Ride to Remember” T-shirts are available now and on the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the families.The two-day event is more than 300- miles with LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) support where available. Participants can the entire trip, or portions.Itinerary for Saturday, June 8, 2019Assuming ideal road conditions our approximate route of travel is online here.**Please note that addresses and times are approximate.**Stage Location: Liberty Park located at 716 S. Park Ave. Batesville, IN 47006Stage Time: 7:00 – 7:15 with a ride briefing at 7:15SGT Chad L. Keith will be Honored from 8:00 to 8:30. KSU at 8:30. Location: Liberty Park, 716 S. Park Ave., Batesville, IN 47006. (Sgt. Keith is buried at Arlington National Cemetery)PFC Anthony P. Seig will be Honored from 9:00 to 9:30. KSU at 9:30. Location: Memorial Site 24017 Weisburg Road, Sunman, IN 47041.We will make a brief stop for gas, restroom, and refreshments at the Road Dog in Aurora at 10:00. KSU up at 10:20. The address is: 606 Green Blvd, Aurora, IN 47001.SPC Zachary S. Salmon will be Honored from 10:45 – 11:15. KSU at 11:30. Location: Riverview Cemetery, 3635 E. Laughery Creek Rd., Aurora, IN 47001.SGT Kenneth R. Booker will be Honored from 12:00 – 12:30. KSU at 12:30. Location: Slawson Cemetery, Bennington Pike, Bennington, IN 47011.We will break for lunch at Ponderosa’s located at 327 Clifty Drive Madison, IN 47250 from 1:00 – 2:30. KSU at 2:30.SPC Jonathan D. Menke, will be Honored from 2:45 – 3:15. KSU at 3:15. Location: Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 MSH North Gate Rd. Madison, IN 47250.SSGT Robert J. Montgomery will be Honored from 4:00 – 4:30. Location: Scottsburg Cemetery, 499* S. Railroad St., Scottsburg, IN 47170.Marine CPL Jordan L. Spears will be Honored from 5:00 – 5:30. Location: Sellersburg American Legion Post #204 412 N. New Albany Ave, Sellersburg, IN 47172.This will conclude the activities for Saturday, as we will continue South to the Best Western Green Tree Inn for the evening.The Best Western Green Tree Inn is located at:1425 Broadway Street, Clarksville, IN, 47129phone: 812-288-9281A block of 25 non-smoking, double queen rooms have been reserved for the Indiana Patriot Guard that evening at a rate of $91.79 plus tax. There is a $10 per person surcharge for more than 2 people per room. Reservations need to be made by May 31st. For more information call 602-509-7144.The itinerary for Sunday, June 9 is as follows:Staging at the Best Western Green Tree Inn in Clarksville begins at 7 a. m.Assuming ideal road conditions our approximate route of travel is online here.Depart the hotel at 7:30.Army NG SPC Carlos Wilcox IV, Army SGT Jonathan K. Peney, Army SGT Matthew L. Deckard, and Army SGT Steven P. Mennemeyer will be Honored from 8:00 – 8:45. KSU at 8:45. Location: New Albany National Cemetery, 1943 Ekin Ave., New Albany, IN 47150.Army SGT James D. Faulkner will be Honored from 9:00 – 9:30. KSU at 9:30. Location: Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, 2778 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, IN 47150.We will stop briefly at the Marathon Station in Greenville prior to Bartlesville for a restroom break and gas. The address is: 9255 U.S. 150, Greenville, IN 47124.Marine CPL Dustin L. Turpen will be Honored from 11:30 – 12:00. KSU at 12:00. Location: Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery, 3925 Dunn Bridge Rd. Heltonville, IN (Bartlettsville, IN) 47436.Brownstown will be our lunch stop for Sunday from approximately 12:30 – 2:00. Lunch will consist of a pizza buffet provided by Blondies Pizzeria & Pub for $10 per person. The address is: 100 S Main St, Brownstown, IN 47220Marine LCPL Hunter “HD” Hogan will be Honored from 2:00 – 3:15. KSU at 3:15. Location: Veteran’s Memorial at Jackson County Court House, 111 South Main, Brownstown, IN 47220.Marine LCPL Jacky R. Koenig will be Honored from 4:00 – 4:30. KSU at 4:30. Location: Vernon Cemetery, 315 S. Pike St. Vernon, IN 47265.The final stop will honor Marine CPL John C. Bishop will be Honored from 5:00 – 5:30. At the Cliff Hill Cemetery, 210 North Monroe St. Versailles, IN 47042.The purpose of the event is to Honor all Veterans, past, present, and future, but ultimately we Honor those men and women who have given the Ultimate Sacrifice from the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. All Gold Star families are invited to all events.For more information please click here.
… GDF stop Grove Hi-Tech 2-0 to win GFF Year-End ClassicTHE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) showed why they are the country’s top football team, having stopped Grove Hi-Tech’s fairy-tale in the inaugural Guyana Football Federation (GFF) ‘Year-End Classic’, winning 2-0 on New Year’s Day at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.GDF goalscorers (L-R), Delroy Fraser and Eusi PhillipsSetting up the $2M win for the ‘Army’, was Eusi Phillips, who scored from the penalty spot in the 58th minute, and Delroy Fraser who put the icing on the cake with his strike in the 80th minute.Grove Hi-Tech, who had a great run to the final, including an upset win over Fruta Conquerors in the semi-finals, had to settle for $1M following their defeat to the Army.In the third place game, Jermaine Junor starred with a double on the night, to lead Fruta Conquerors to a 3-1 win over Milerock FC in a Linden versus Georgetown encounter.With $500 000 on the line, Junor rocked the net in the 23rd and 83rd minutes, while Ryan Hackett had given the Tucville-based team the perfect start with his goal in the third minute.Kester Randolph scored the Linden team’s lone goal in the 85th minute.