Posted by RC Lutz

On Saturday, Oct 5, the Warriors Watch Riders helped Pa. Rep. Murt and the borough of Hatboro to honor a fallen Vietnam Vet. The event was to dedicate a portion of Byberry Road in Sp4 Ruttle’s name.

Sp4 Robert P. Ruttle, Jr., a graduate of Hatboro High School in 1963, was killed in Vietnam on June 5, 1969. He was killed by an explosive device while trying to recover a fallen comrade, whose body had been booby-trapped.

In a moving speech, Rep. Murt said, “Hatboro is like many communities across America in how we have failed to honor our Vietnam veterans. Our nation permitted the men and women who served in Vietnam to return home to an openly contemptuous and hostile country.” Murt “apologized” for the government and vowed to bring the shunning of Vietnam Vets to a long-awaited end.

It was a great turnout by WWR and the entire Hatboro community.

Singing the National Anthem was Colleen Mettor, a beautiful voice that has added power to many a WWR event. She also sang God Bless America.

Rep. Murt was kind enough to thank the WWR for our support.

I would like to thank the New Jersey WWR for their support in this important event, which took place on a busy WWR weekend.