February 21, 1957-August 27, 2014
Charter Member of Missouri Chapter 1
Served as Historian and Service Officer
Our beautiful Katie always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. Katie's generous heart and caring nature will forever be remembered. She was
a member of AMVETS MO Chapter 1 Riders from the very beginning in 2007 and served as the chapter’s first 3rd Vice President. Katie leaves behind three wonderful daughters and her three brothers and a sister: Joe, Bob, Pat and Julie. Katie is greatly missed by all of her AMVETS brothers and sisters.
June 15, 1961- August 5, 2014
Charter Member and Chaplain of New York Chapter 48
Member of Ladies Auxiliary 48
Lynne was a friend and our chaplain. She was an incredible person with a truly gentle soul. She talked to you as if you were the most important person in the room, and treated everyone with dignity and respect. Though she had physical limitations, she would push through them to get things done. She loved life and tried to make every day special for both herself and those around her. A devoted wife and mother, her love for husband Mike and her children always shone through- they were her world. Lynne will be missed by all who knew her but she will never be forgotten.
May 8, 1933- August 1, 2014
Charter Member of Missouri Chapter 48
Branch of Service: Navy and Army
Lester Wall proudly served his country in the Korean War and spent 33 months in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp. At 17, he was the youngest POW in the Korean War, and at 81, he was the oldest AMVETS Rider in Missouri. Lester had a zest for life and a passion for riding motorcycles. He rode his Harley and Victory trike up until his death. He embodied LRB, and his service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
The AMVETS Riders would like to honor all those faithful Riders who have passed from this life to the next. Their voices and the the roar of their motorcycles have been stilled, but their names and faces are indelibly etched in our hearts and minds. Their passing has left a void that will never be filled, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve and ride alongside them. We were blessed to know them, and we pray that God will bless us to be reunited when it is our time to take the final ride. Now as they ride forever free across the heavens, these AMVETS Riders are part of an eternal fellowship,