At the request of David Kershaw’s family: About 40 people met at the rally point and after asking if we had any new riders we did the ride brief then headed over to Mug and Hug our hero.
Our group did a Mug and Hug for our hero David Kershaw at Coconut Grove in National Park on February 1, 2014. He was there to see his son Dean Kershaw who is the drummer in the Slick Rhodes Band.
Corporal David Kershaw served in the Army during the Battle of the Bulge, he was a member of a 14 man Tiger Patrol that was on patrol behind enemy lines at night to search for German Tiger tanks and then he went on to liberate the Jewish Concentration Camps in Germany.
David Kershaw spoke to the Warriors Watch and thanked them for being honored. He also thanked the Veterans from the Viet Nam war for their service.
As we honored our WWII Veteran little did we know that before the end of the night we would find out that a love story was unfolding. David reconnected with his high school sweetheart that he had not seen in 65 years, when they reconnected they fell in love again and they are now engaged! Here’s living proof that at 88 years old, we’re never too old and it’s never too late to fall in love! Hats off to you Mr. Kershaw!
John Miller post: When he was helping liberate the Jewish concentration camps, a Jewish man made rings out of coins. Mr. Kershaw gave him two coins and he made them into rings, inscribed with his and his girl’s (at the time) name. When he came home from the war, he and his girl were no longer together so he moved on with his life and married another. Many yrs down the road his wife passed away. I don’t know how he was reunited with his old sweetheart, but he was, and he still had the two rings with their names on them. They both wear them now. At least that is how it was explained to me at the mug and hug by a friend of the family.
Patti Davidson, Little Feather: I was more than honored to be the RC for this wonderful event. Thank you all for coming out to meet our hero! I am very proud to be a part of the Warriors Watch!