PIKE COUNTY, PA — The nonprofit VetStock, headquartered in Pike County, PA, helped bring home WWII Combat Veteran Wallace Anderson Taylor to his final resting place in Kentucky. A VetStock …
PIKE COUNTY, PA — The nonprofit VetStock, headquartered in Pike County, PA, helped bring home WWII Combat Veteran Wallace Anderson Taylor to his final resting place in Kentucky. A VetStock donation of $4,800 was made on April 15 to cover all the costs of the transport.
Taylor was a combat veteran during WWII with the Army Air Corps in 1942 and 1943 and during the Korean War serving in two campaigns in 1951 and 1952. He rose to the rank of technical sergeant.
The ride covered over 2,000 miles round trip over four days, with regularly scheduled stops that were publicized to all Combat Veterans Motorcycle Associations (CVMA) along the way with an invite to join the ride to honor Taylor. A secure police escort and various veteran service organizations were present along the route to show support.
VetStock co-founder, Tom Ryan, participated in the first leg of the journey to Kentucky. “The emotions were real, we all felt it; another hero was going home with honors. I was profoundly honored to be part of the ceremony and escort, and especially proud that VetStock had provided the monies for our brothers and sisters from CVMA 20-10 and 20-15 to honor this veteran. To date, these chapters have provided escort and burial for 20 unclaimed veterans from the Tampa, VA hospital. No veteran deserves to be alone or deprived of a burial without family.”
Since 2012, VetStock has provided financial help to vetted, legitimate veteran organizations, such as CVMA, that empower, enrich and improve the lives of our veterans.
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