George Sherman (AMRR U.S.A. Founder)
Hello my name is George Sherman, I live in Fort Worth, Texas. U.S.A.
I currently serve in the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 Crew Chief, have my own assigned aircraft that I maintain all the mechanical systems on the aircraft. Have been in for a total of 24 years, Got out in 1992, went to work for Kennet Aviation when they were based at Cranfield in Bedfordshire.Came back in the Air Force in 2002. Unfortunately seperated, I have a daughter that lives in the U.K. with her mum, and I recently had my other daughter move in with me here in Texas
Being a member of both the Royal British Legion Riders and the American Legion Riders, Bob and Norman informed me of the ride being planned in the U.K. and asked if the American Legion wanted to get involved, of course I said yes, then one day while working on the flightline, I tolled the story to a close friend of mine, Scott (Pech) Pecikonis, and he asked the question "If they can ride for our fallen airmen, why can't we ride for their's" and so we did, with a great turn out !
Why do I want to be involved, well I currently serve, so this is "Our" history as well, the Army Air Corps separated into what is now the U.S. Air Force, My mum was one of those children taken out of London because of the bombing during the war, and my grandfather fought under Field Marshall Montgomery in WW II. My father was in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in the U.K., where he met my mum. And like Jon, we are currently at war again, side by side, and unfortunately with war we loose members of "Our" Armed Forces, this is a way to say you are not, and will not be forgotten !
Thanks goes to Bob, Norman and Jon for letting us be a part of this !
Ride Safe, Ride with Pride !