Ride Report posted for Kel

Upon request by the family, the Warriors Watch Riders were asked to stand honors to mark the passing of David R. “Grizz” Shanaman of Royersford Pa. Grizz lived all of his life in Royersford, he was a 1966 graduate of Spring Ford High School, he was a veteran of the United States Army serving two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Providence Church of the Brethren and also a member of the Royersford VFW Post 6341 and the Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Co. of Royersford. Grizz volunteered his time as the deputy chief director of the Philadelphia Stand Down and was also a member of the Rolling Thunder PA Chapter #1; he also served as a past member of the Royersford Borough Council. A life of service, not only to his country but to his community and his fellow vets.

The Warriors Watch met a the assigned rally point, where we began to meet members of Rolling Thunder chapters and Friends of The Forgotten, who also would be paying their respects. After a quick briefing we rode the few blocks to the First United Church of Christ and quickly formed our flagline. Almost immediately, a steady stream of family, friends, and co-workers began to arrive, and would continue to arrive until services began. Each came bearing a measure of sorrow at Grizz’s sudden passing, each came as a testament to the lives he had touched and changed through his life of service to others. After a lengthy service, the family and mourners gathered outside the church, where the Honor Guard of the Vietnam Veterans of America gave a 21 gun salute, and a detachment of US Army soldiers played ‘Taps’ and presented Mrs. Carolyn Shanaman with a folded flag for Grizz’s service to our nation. This concluded the service. We coined Mrs Shanaman and thanked her for allowing us the privilege of attending the service and for her husband’s sacrifice and service