Ride Report for Ride Captain Mike “Grizzly609” Bailey

On January 26, 2013, despite snow and ice, the Warriors Watch Riders were honored to be invited to attend the Welcome Home celebration of PFC Peter Hand – US Army.  Peter had just returned from his first tour in the Sandbox where he served for 9 months.


The escort portion had been cancelled due to the weather but everyone was welcome at the party.  The party was hosted by VFW Post 5343 in Villas, NJ.  Local dignitaries included Mayor Mike Beck of Lower Twp. and Cape May County Freeholder Len Desiderio who presented Peter with a Proclamation.  Mayor Beck had been Peter’s 6th grade teacher and spoke of Peter being the only one in Afghanistan that still owed him homework assignments.  Peter was then presented with the Warriors Watch Honor Coin and certificate as well as a Challenge Coin from the USMC Dramis Attachment.


Peter and his family were shocked at the outpouring of community support.


Mike “Grizzly609” Bailey

Warriors Watch Riders

NJ Asst. State Coordinator