Soldier Receives Harley Davidson Motorcycle in Myrtle Beach
posted on Jul 21 2010 0 Comments
MYRTLE BEACH – A Fort Bragg soldier just back from Afghanistan is anxiously awaiting the day he gets the Harley Davidson motorcycle that matches the keys he found in a care package.
Army Staff Sergeant Michael Fullerton, with 82nd Division Special Troops Battalion is one of two soldiers who found Harley Davidson keys in care packages from the States.
Fullerton will receive his Harley Sportster in a Presentation Ceremony on Friday, July 23, 2010.
The ceremony is to take place at 12:30 pm at the Hall of Heroes, which is located at The Rawcliffe Conference Center, 201 75th Ave North, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The bikes were donated by Lee Rawcliffe, owner of Sands Resorts and Don Allen, CEO of American Veterans Traveling Tribute to show their appreciation to the men and women serving in the U.S. military.
They asked Operation Gratitude to assist in the random selection of two soldiers.
Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that puts together care packages for soldiers, dropped the keys into 2 random, unmarked care packages.
What a surprise when Fullerton and US Army Sergeant William Herne, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division, opened their care packages.
“I’m still in shock from winning so I’m a little lost for words. It’s the coolest thing I’ve received in my life,“ said Herne, a native of Addison, NY.
Fullerton, a native of Quincy, Mass. was very happy because his wife likes motorcycles and it will be a treat for her.
Herne will receive his bike when he returns from overseas this fall.
“Our purpose is to show continuous support for the Americans who protect our country,“ said Lee Rawcliffe.
In 2009, Sands Resorts dedicated Hall of Heroes, a tribute to American Heroes throughout the history of our country.
Additionally, Sands Resorts and AVTT have partnered on various projects of gratitude for Wounded Warriors and VFWs.