READY on the left? ..... Ready on the right? ..... Let's Roll! ..... Friday, May 21 at 5:55 a.m. a biker will fall-in at the gravesite of our 5 Door County vets "Killed-in-Action (KIA)" while fighting during the Vietnam War. ..... Killed in Action in South Vietnam were: --- Army Sfc. Dan Pfister KIA June 18, 1968 (Bayside cemetery); ---  Army Corporal Randall W. Wagner KIA November 27, 1968 (Egg Harbor town cemetery); ---  Army Sergeant David R. Schaefer KIA May 1, 1969 (St.Peter & Paul - Institute); ---  USMC Lance Corporal Richard E. Perez KIA September 6, 1969 (Washington Island); and ---  Army 1st Lieutenant Philip M. Overbeck KIA June 10, 1970 (Bayside Cemetery - Sturgeon Bay)!

Welcome Home

Vietnam Vets to Landing Zone (LZ) Lambeau!

Everyone please answer  "Roll-call"

Short-timers: 3 Days to deployment

Door County Operatins

We move-out in 72 hours!

Click here for safety briefing

Door County veterans have joined forces with Landing Zone (LZ) Lambeau organizers to welcome Wisconsin Vietnam veterans home to Lambeau Field while honoring our 5 Door County solders killed-in-action (KIA) during the Vietnam War. Door County did not have any missing-in-action (MIA) or prisoners-of-war (POW).

Don't doubt it! It's going to be tough. We all remember the flashbacks and night sweats. We all remember Jane Fonda and the harm she caused to our troops. We all remember being spit on and cursed. BUT, if we can circle the wagons at least for the weekend and share with another generation what we went through, maybe, just maybe, it all will hurt just a little bit less.   Rich Woldt

Go to the official LZ Lambeau website  www.LZLambeau.org for the current event schedule!

 "Door County' operations honor our 5 solders killed-in-action"

Dan L. Pfister

Sfc. U. S. Army - Medic

Sturgeon Bay,

KIA June 18, 1968

Panel 56W line 26

RIP Bayside Cemetery

Randy W. Wagner

Corporal U.S. Army

Egg Harbor,

KIA 11/27/1968

Panel 38W line 80

RIP Egg Harbor Cemetery

David R. Schaefer

Sergeant U.S. Army

Sturgeon Bay

KIA May 1, 1969

Panel 26W line 94

RIP St P&P Institute

Richard E. Perez

Lance Corporal USMC

Washington Island

KIA September 6, 1969

Panel 18W line 49

RIP Island Cemetery

Philip M. Overbeck

1st Lieutenant US Army

Sturgeon Bay

KIA June 10, 1970

Panel 09W line 40

RIP Bayside Cemetery

Let's Roll

THURSDAY: Moving WALL dedication at 4 p.m.

Click here for a daily schedule!

Honor Riders assembled for safety briefings...

before moving-out to La Crosse to ride with Rolling Thunders 1244!

The 1244 will start landing at LZ Lambeau at 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. Our 5 Honor-riders will have red flashers mounted to their windscreens or handlebars. Pictures of bikes and bikers will be posted below. Good pictures taken during the ride should be sent to Rich@RichWoldt after the ride. 

FRIDAY: Door County's "Rubber hits the Road" Honor Riders will move out at ay break, pause for one minute at our 5 KIA' gravesites and assemble at Northport Pier to welcome the 7:30 a.m. ferry. The convoy will leave Northport at or slightly before 7:45 a.m.

Washington Island

Egg Harbor - Note Flag Pole

 

 

Institute - Saint Peter & Paul

Sturgeon Bay - Bayside

Sturgeon Bay - Bayside

 

Rubber hits the Road - Orders for the Day! 

NOTE:  We leave Northport at 7:45 a.m. and IF WE Stay on target we will land at LZ Lambeau at HIGH NOON!

Sound Off: Our landing and "move-out" signal is 5 horn/siren blasts. Listen for the ferry leaving the Island, Landing at Northport, and for the Sheriff's siren when approaching and the Fire Chiefs siren when leaving staging areas, gravesites, and when passing high schools.  Everyone should review the staging area protocols for the area they plan to use.

Safety Comes First!  Everyone should following Staging Area protocols! Road guards will arrive before the convoy looking for the lead bike and lead vehicle (car or truck). After the convoy passes, road captains will direct bikers to fall in behind bikers, and vehicles behind vehicles. Hold your position until told to join the convoy. Click and share protocols for: (Staging Area #2 - Area #3 - Area #4)

Mapping and Tracking: Door County's 5 KIA bikers with Rolling Thunder's 1244 and leading "Rubber hits the Road" will be tracked via Google's mapping from King and as far away as the Lambeau Credit Union in Tobago West Indies. It's not real time but pictures taken after might be as good as live. Watch for five flashing red lights riding in formation. I recommend you practice dragging and dropping the little man over the tear drops. Practice typing in your own address. Click on Ride Map and follow the instructions. Click here for Safety Officer' Briefing!

 

Staging Area #2 - The Pioneer Store in Ellison Bay:  The convoy will arrive at or shortly before 8 a.m. Listen for 5 siren blasts as it approaches. Hold your position until the Sheriff , 5 Honor Bikers, and chase car pass the staging area. They'll pull-up and stop south of the staging area to allow road captains to safely position bikers behind bikers and vehicles behind vehicles. The Liberty Grove Fire Chief's vehicle will be the last vehicle in the convoy throughout the ride to the Door County line. Once the convoy is moving, there will be absolutely no passing or jockeying for position permitted. Remember: 5 blasts means everything is going well. If you hear 3 blast of a horn or siren, listen up. It might mean the guy at the horn screwed up but it might also mean road guards are needed at the next intersection.
We'll line-up and leave from the "Pioneer Store in Ellison Bay" (staging area #2) at 8:00 a.m. and plan to be moving on before 8:05 headed to Fish Creek where we'll...

click here for line-up and deployment protocols.

 

...pass Gibraltar High School at approximately 8:30 a.m.

KIA Gravesite Stops:  The convoy will pause at the Egg Harbor and Institute cemetery to allow the 5 Honor Riders to go to the gravesite, pause briefly and circle out to rejoin the convoy. Just hold your position. At Bayside cemetery the convoy will pause for approximately five minutes. Just hold your position. The 5 Honor Riders will ride into the cemetery, up to the flag pole where they'll pause for a rifle salute and sounding of taps. They'll then circle out of the cemetery and fall back in line behind the Sheriff. Listen for 5 siren blasts as the convoy moves out.

We'll pause at the Egg Harbor Town Cemetery at 8:40 a.m. then head south on Hwy 42 past Randy's brothers homes, turn east on Whitefish Bay road and south on Hwy 57 to arrive... 

Randy W. Wagner

Corporal U.S. Army

Egg Harbor

 

at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Institute at 9:00 a.m. before heading west on "P" to arrive... 

David R. Schaefer

Sergeant U.S. Army

Sturgeon Bay

 
at Bayside Cemetery at 9:25. We'll hold our position while our 5 Honor Riders fall-out to the flag poll for a rifle salute and sounding of taps. When the fall-in behind the Sheriff, we'll move out down Bay Shore Drive, onto 3rd Ave. turn left on Michigan and...  

Dan L. Pfister

Sfc. U. S. Army - Medic

Sturgeon Bay,

 

Philip M. Overbeck

1st Lieutenant US Army

Sturgeon Bay

 

STOP: At the Fallen Heroes Memorial:  We hope to arrive at Door County's Fallen Heroes Memorial on Michigan at 9:45 where we'll STOP for a 10:00 to 10:15 ceremony to include laying of a wreath, reading of KIA names, and a bag-pipe salute. At 10:20 an order will be given to "Mount-up" and Move-out" so the convoy passes the Sturgeon Bay High School at 10:25 heading for Staging Area #3.

 

We'll pause at the Pioneer Credit Union, 1449 Green Bay Road (staging area #3), at 10:30 a.m. following the same protocols used at Staging Area #2. Residents at Staging Area #3 should hold their position until the Sheriff, 5 Honor Bikers and chase care pass and pull over south of the staging area. Once road guards are in position, they direct bikers to fall-in behind bikers, and vehicles behind vehicles. When all are in-line, Fire Chief will sound his siren 5 times as a signal to move out. If we leave the staging area at 10:30 we'll be rolling down Lombardi Ave at 11:30.

The convoy will proceed south on Hwy 57 to Renards Cheeze factory where we'll move onto OLD #57 to pass...

click here for line-up and deployment protocols. 

 

Pass Southern Door High School at 10:40 a.m. and...

Brussels at 10:46 a.m. passing through
Namur at 10:50 a.m. 
Hwy 57/D intersection at 10:52 a.m. 
Dyckesville at 11:00 a.m.
The intersection with Hwy 57 at 11:05 15 miles from Green Bay
Red Rocket Shell Station at 11:10 a.m.
Hwy 54 intersection at 11:15 a.m.
Tower Bridge at 11:20 to be at the
Lombardi Ave. exit at 11:30 a.m. and

Saturday, May 22: "Boots on the Ground" guards the moving WALL from noon to 2 p.m. and assembles KIA' family members for the official 7:30 p.m. welcome home. 

 On Sunday, May 23: we'll attend close ceremonies at LZ Lambeau and fly memorial kites

"Over Door County and Under God!"

Go to: www.LZLambeau.org for the most current event schedule!

 

FRIDAY, May 21: Operation    "Rubber-hits-the-Road" deploys 5 bikers to La Crosse Thursday to ride Friday, May 21 with Rolling Thunder's 1244 across Wisconsin to LZ Lambeau. (1244 represents the number of Wisconsin Vietnam vets killed in action (KIA), missing in action (MIA) or were prisoners of war (POWs). At 5:55 a.m. 5 bikers stationed at KIA' gravesites in Door County will conduct a prayer and flag service before heading to Northport Pier to escort Islander landing on shore to LZ Lambeau.

Highlights:

Deployment:  Door County's 5 KIA riders will leave Northport Pier at 7:45 a.m. (Our 5 in Lacrosse will leave at 6:30 a.m. to arrive LZ Lambeau in first wave after 2 p.m.)

Sound Off: Our landing and "move-out" signal is 5 horn/siren blasts. Listen for the ferry leaving the Island, Landing at Northport, and for the Sheriff's siren when approaching and leaving staging areas, gravesites, and high schools.  Everyone should review the staging area protocols for the area they plan to use.

Mapping and Tracking: Door County's 5 KIA bikers riding both with Rolling Thunder's 1244 escorting Door County to LZ Lambeau will be tracked via Google's mapping from King and as far away as the Lambeau Credit Union in Tobago West Indies. It's not real time but pictures taken after might be as good as live. Watch for five red lights riding in formation. I recommend you practice dragging and dropping the little man over the tear drops. Practice typing in your own address.  Ride Map

If you're riding with Rolling Thunder's 1244 or Door County's "Rubber-hits-the-Road" read our Safety Officer's briefing!

Click here for Safety Officer' Briefing.

Staging Area' protocols - (Staging Area #2 - Area #3 - Area #4)

We'll line-up and leave from the "Pioneer Store in Ellison Bay" (staging area #2) at 8:00 a.m.

click here for line-up and deployment protocols.

 

We'll pause at the Egg Harbor Town Cemetery at 8:30 a.m. for

Randy W. Wagner

Corporal U.S. Army

Egg Harbor

Pause at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Institute at 8:50 a.m. for

David R. Schaefer

Sergeant U.S. Army

Sturgeon Bay

 

Pause at Bayside Cemetery Sturgeon Bay 9:25 a.m. for

Dan L. Pfister

Sfc. U. S. Army - Medic

Sturgeon Bay,

 

Philip M. Overbeck

1st Lieutenant US Army

Sturgeon Bay

 

Note: We'll stop at our Fallen Veterans Memorial at 9:45 for a 10:00 a.m. memorial service to include laying of a wreath, reading of KIA names, and a bag-pipe "Amazing Grace" salute. Our convoy will leave the Veterans' Memorial at 10:20, pass the Sturgeon Bay High School at 10:25 and... 
and pause at the Pioneer Credit Union, 1449 Green Bay Road (staging area #3), at 10:30 a.m. so bikers, cars, trucks, etc. can fall-in line.

click here for line-up and deployment protocols.

The convoy will leave the Pioneer Credit Union Sturgeon Bay at 10:35 a.m. to arrive at LZ Lambeau in time to form a flag line for the 1244 arriving from La Crosse. Our five riding with Rolling Thunder's 1244 will leave Timber Rattler Stadium in Appleton in the first wave of 311 bikes expected to arrive at LZ Lambeau STARTING AT 2:00 P.M  Note: All ten Door County memorial bikes will have three flags (U.S. on Right, LZ Lambeau on Left, and POW in the middle). They'll also all have red flashers on their windshields
Our target is to land in the parking lot behind the Pioneer Credit Union (825 Morris Ave) two clicks due south of LZ Lambeau before "High Noon" that's 12:00 hours or 12:00 p.m.!

click here for landing protocols. 

Door County High Schools: Programs at LZ Lambeau on Friday focus on education. Our "Ride for Five" will pass Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek at approximately 8:30, Sevastopol High School (corner of Hwy 57/P) at 8:50, Sturgeon Bay High School at 10:25, and Southern Door High School at 10:40 a.m. If we stay on schedule we should roll into LZ Lambeau before high noon.

Click here for more details.

In Brussels at 10:46 a.m. passing through

Ride Map

Passing through Namur at 10:50 a.m. 

Ride Map

passing through Hwy 57/D intersection at 10:52 a.m. 

Ride Map

Going through Dykesville at 11:00 a.m.

Ride Map

Intersection with new Hwy 57 at 11:05 15 miles from Green Bay

Ride Map

Going past the Red Rocket Shell Station at 11:10 a.m.

Ride Map

At the Hwy 54 intersection at 11:15 a.m.

Ride Map

Going over the Tower Bridge at 11:20 to be at the

Ride Map

Lumbardie Ave. exit at 11:30 a.m. and

Ride Map

Parked at Staging Area #4: The Pioneer Credit Union parking lot  828 Morris Ave. Green Bay at 11:45 a.m. that's 1 hours 15 minutes before the first wave (311 bikes) of 1244 is expected to leave Timber Rattler Stadium and approximately 2 hours 15 minutes before our 5 KIA bikes are expected to land at LZ Lambeau with the first wave! NOTE: I'll post pictures of all 10 Door County honor guard rides and bikes Thursday morning. Each rider will be equipped with a red flasher on their windshield and three flags (U.S. on right, POW in middle, LZ Lambeau on left) of their back carriers.

Ride Map

Saturday:   Operation    "Boots-on-the-Ground"  lands Door County residents with family members of our 5 killed in action (KIA) in front of the "Moving WALL" at "High Noon" Saturday, May 22 and inside Lambeau Field Saturday night - (Roll-call at the WALL at 5:55 p.m.)

  • Door County vets will guard the WALL from Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday!

Lambeau stadium doors open at 5:30 p.m. - "Official" Welcome home starts at 7:30!

Welcome HOME - Inside LZ Lambeau seating for KIA family members and their Honor Guards

Randy Wagner & David Schaefer Section 115 Row #38 Seats 9 - 24
Phil Overbeck & Dan Phister Section 115 Row #39 Seats 11 - 24
Rick Perez & "The Islanders" Section 115 Rows #51, #52, #53 seats 1-7
Reinforcements Section 115 Row #54, Seats 1 - 11
Door Devil Honor Guards Section 120 Row #40 Seats 4 - 10
TITAN Honor Guards Section 120 Row #41 Seats 1 - 7
Call CVSO office ASAP for special needs seating and to reserve tickets in: Section 120 Rows #42 Seats 5 - 20; Section 118 Seats 4 - 8 and Section 116 Row #61 Seats 9 - 14.

Sunday:   Operation "Over Door County and Under GOD" is a ecumenical kite flying celebration of our religious traditions and Christian heritage. Five kites bearing the picture and panel patch of our 5 KIAs will be launched with a brigade of kites from Hansen's Century Farm across Hwy 42/57 from Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church (11836 Hwy 42) just south of Ellison Bay.  As each deployment started so will we close with a prayer to our "Eternal God!" 

Click here for a "Church" poster!

 

Prayer: Eternal God!

Written by: Pastor Roger Falk

AMVET Post 51

Prayed Graveside:  0600 Hours May 21, 2010

Eternal God, Supreme Commander of us all, Lord of the far-flung battle line, to whom all ranks of life report, we bow before you with reverent hearts and in sublime faith, knowing that you lead us on in death as you do in life.

Once again you ordered servants of our country to lay down their arms and dwell forever with the unnumbered multitude. Mindful of service nobly done, you have called them to everlasting rest. You have sealed their lips. You have called them to eternal peace.

Hear now the sorrows of those who mourn. Touch their tired hearts with healing. Protect them with your holy care. Keep clean and bright in memory the splendid flame that now has flickered out!  Shelter us with your divine compassion. Join us with those whose daily lives are an offering to duty and their native land. Inspire us by their example that we may die worthy of like service. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who gave his life as a sacrifice for all mankind. Amen.

 

Dan L. Pfister

KIA June 18, 1968

Panel 56W line 26

RIP Bayside Cemetery

Randy W. Wagner

KIA 11/27/1968

Panel 38W line 80

RIP Egg Harbor Cemetery

David R. Schaefer

KIA May 1, 1969

Panel 26W line 94

RIP St P&P Institute

Richard E. Perez

KIA September 6, 1969

Panel 18W line 49

RIP Island Cemetery

Philip M. Overbeck

KIA June 10, 1970

Panel 09W line 40

RIP Bayside Cemetery

Click "Ecumenical Kite Flying" for more about "Over Door County - Under God!

Dan L. Pfister

Sfc. U. S. Army - Medic

Sturgeon Bay,

KIA June 18, 1968

Panel 56W line 26

RIP Bayside Cemetery

Randy W. Wagner

Corporal U.S. Army

Egg Harbor,

KIA 11/27/1968

Panel 38W line 80

RIP Egg Harbor Cemetery

David R. Schaefer

Sergeant U.S. Army

Sturgeon Bay

KIA May 1, 1969

Panel 26W line 94

RIP St P&P Institute

Richard E. Perez

Lance Corporal USMC

Washington Island

KIA September 6, 1969

Panel 18W line 49

RIP Island Cemetery

Philip M. Overbeck

1st Lieutenant US Army

Sturgeon Bay

KIA June 10, 1970

Panel 09W line 40

RIP Bayside Cemetery

 
  • Click here or page down to learn where to assemble as well as our ride routing and time schedule.  

 

  

 

Supporting our Vets!

"All donations left after operational expenses are paid will be turned over to our Door County CVSO Scott McFarlane"

During any operation financial support needs to be channeled where it's needed most. Click here for the latest briefing from our "Chief of Finance."

Operation “Rubber hits the Road” bikers fronted the estimated $70 per bike to cover flags (US, POW, and LZ Lambeau) and flashers. They also covered their own fuel, food, and lodging expenses to attend LZ Lambeau organizational meetings in Green Bay as well as safety briefings in La Crosse and Door County.  Our plan is to reimburse them from donations.  

  • Door County Business Community:  Fuel, food, and pharmacy debit "gift" cards are most appreciated. Cards not used during "Rubber hits the Road" will be turned over to our Door County CVSO. Note "Suggestions" and "Briefings" below for more information

To support Door County Veterans in general make checks payable to: "Veterans Service Council - Rubber hits the Road," and mail to Door County CVSO: Scott McFarlane, Government Center, Attn:  Veterans Office, 421 Nebraska St. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2225

To support Door County's memorial ride for five "Rubber hits the Road" make checks payable to "Rubber hits the Road" and mail to R&R, 6419 Barrick Road, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235.

Proceeds in excess of ride expenses will be turned over the our Door County Veteran' Service Officer Scott McFarlane. Please read "Supporting Door County Veterans"

 

Supporting Door County Veterans

Throughout the year Door County veteran' organizations use poppy/white clover drives, breakfasts and brat stands, motorcycle rides and raffles to raise money needed to rescue Door County vets in need. The Armed Forces Day breakfast and operation "Rubber hits the Road" are two great examples.  

  • Donations: After expenses, ALL profits from Door County Veteran' Operations go to replenish supply lines used to support Door County veterans throughout the year. Check donations replenish a fund administered by our CVSO while food, fuel, and pharmacy debit cards not used during operation "Rubber hits the Road" will be used to transport vets to doctors, hospitals, and treatment facilities. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
To support Door County's Operation "Rubber hits the Road," make check payable to "Rubber hits the Road" and mail it to: R&R, 6419 Barrick Road, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235.

 

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!

"Rubber-hits-the-Road"

"Rubber hits the Road" is Door County's leg of the 1244 Memorial Ride honoring the 1244 Wisconsin Vietnam vets Killed in Action (KIA), Missing in Action (MIA), or who were Prisoners of War (Pow's). We're calling it "Door County's Ride for Five!"

  • NEWBA's (Northeast Wisconsin Bikers' Association) President Owen "OB1"Burgwin is our Incident Commander and Liaison Officer with Rolling Thunder's memorial ride of 1244 bikes coming out of La Crosse and all other Motorcycle clubs riding in our Door County deployment.

  • Door County's TITAN MC will be riding the 5 KIA bikes coming out of La Crosse, and

  • Door County' Door Devils MC will be riding the 5 KIA bikes deploying out of Door County.

Door County's "Ride for Five" with Rolling Thunder's 1244 will be ridden by Owen "OB1" Burgwin for Richard Perez, Eric Peil for Dan Phister, Joe Rockwell for David Schaefer, Karen "Finger" Nicholson for Phil Overbeck, and Michael "Saint Michael" Burgwin for Randy Wagner. They'll leave in the second wave out of La Crosse at 6:25 a.m. regroup at Timber Rattler Stadium at 1:30 and ride into LZ Lambeau about 2:00 p.m. 

Door County's "Ride for Five" will be lead by Emmett VanGorver riding for Randy Wagner, Ken Suess for Dan Phister, Tim Gauthier for Richard Perez, Joe Stich for Dave Schaefer and Frank Mack riding for Phil Overbeck. They'll conduct a flag/prayer service at the gravesite of our KIAs and then lead Door County residents from Northport Pier to LZ Lambeau arriving at High Noon to form a flag line through which the 1244 will ride.

 

 

Ride for FiveRouting and Time Table

Monitor the Ride

?  Ride Map

Motor Pool - Fuel & Medical Supply Depots

During "Rubber hits the Road" managers at all refueling depots will carry the rank of "Full Bull!"

U.S. Hwy 57

AL Post 527 Tom Kowalski

Staging Area # 2

Ken Gobel - US Navy

Staging Area # 3

BP' Diane Hank & Shell' Lisa Anschutz

Motor Pool:

Viking Grill Owner/CEO

Dan Peterson Commanding

 

Medical Supply Depot

Bay Pharmacies Inc.

President/CEO

Thomas Voegele Commanding

 

Medical Supply Depot

Pamida  Pharmacy

President/CEO

Jim Thomas Commanding

Wednesday, May 19, 7 p.m.: Pre-deployment safety meeting at Door Devils' club house just north of the Wisconsin Motorcycle Memorial at 4758 Mathey Road, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.    -
Thursday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.: NEWBA and  TITAN bikers will deploy to Staging Area #5 (1625 Rose Street) in La Crosse and attend 7 p.m. pre-deployment safety meeting with Rolling Thunder.

Registered riders will deploy  from La Crosse and Door County simultaneously at 0600 hours Friday May 21!

Friday, May 21 - 6 a.m.: Our 5 KIA R&R bikers will ride with Rolling Thunder's 1244 leaving La Crosse in the second of eleven waves headed for Timber Rattler Stadium where they'll re-assemble and ride into LZ Lambeau in the early afternoon.

Ride Safe!

For safety reasons, if you plan to ride with either the 1244 or with "Rubber hits the Road" make sure you answer roll-call!     "Roll-call"

Friday, May 21 - 6 a.m., American Legion Post 402 will assemble at the gravesite of Richard Perez and conduct a flag salute and prayer service written by AMVET Post 51's Rev. Roger Falk (posted below) .

They'll then be escorted off the Island by USMC bikers from Liberty Grove's VFW Post 8337to arrive at Northport pier at or before 7:30 a.m. where they'll be met by Door County's 5 KIA bikers ridden by member of the Door Devil's Motorcycle Club.

NOTE: Door County's 5 bikers MUST deploy no later than 7:45 a.m. from Northport Pier to arrive at LZ Lambeau in time to form a flag-line through which the 1244 will ride.

If the ferry gets stuck in the ice and fails to arrive at the pier at or before 7:30 a.m. all 5 bikers will move out at precisely 7:45 a.m. or face a Court-martial!

Richard E. Perez

Lance Corporal USMC

Washington Island

KIA September 6, 1969

Panel 18W line 49

RIP Island Cemetery

Friday, May 21 - 6 a.m., Biker riding in honor of Door County's first KIA, Army Sergeant First Class Dan L. Pfister will be stationed graveside in the Bayside Cemetery  to conduct a flag salute and prayer service written by AMVET Post 51's Rev. Roger Falk (posted below).

Biker carrying a panel patch in honor of Dan will move-out alone heading for Northport Pier where he'll assemble with the other four honor bikers arriving at Northport.

 

Dan L. Pfister

Sfc. U. S. Army - Medic

Sturgeon Bay,

KIA June 18, 1968

Panel 56W line 26

RIP Bayside Cemetery

Friday, May 21 - 6 a.m., Biker riding in honor of Door County's last KIA, Army 1st Lieutenant Philip M. Overbeck will be stationed graveside in the Bayside Cemetery  to conduct a flag salute and prayer service written by AMVET Post 51's Rev. Roger Falk (posted below).

Biker carrying  a panel patch in honor of Phil will move-out alone heading for Northport Pier where he'll assemble with the other four honor bikers arriving at Northport.

 

Philip M. Overbeck

1st Lieutenant US Army

Sturgeon Bay

KIA June 10, 1970

Panel 09W line 40

RIP Bayside Cemetery

Friday, May 21 - 6 a.m., Biker riding in honor of Door County's third KIA, Army Sergeant David R. Schaefer will be stationed graveside in Saint Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery in Institute to conduct a flag salute and prayer service written by AMVET Post 51's Rev. Roger Falk (posted below).

Biker carrying a panel patch in honor of David will move-out alone heading for Northport Pier where he'll assemble with the other four honor bikers arriving at Northport.

 

David R. Schaefer

Sergeant U.S. Army

Sturgeon Bay

KIA May 1, 1969

Panel 26W line 94

RIP St P&P Institute

Friday, May 21 - 6 a.m., Biker riding in honor of Door County's second KIA, Army Corporal Randal W. Wagner will be stationed graveside in the Egg Harbor Cemetery to conduct a flag salute and prayer service written by AMVET Post 51's Rev. Roger Falk (posted below).

Biker carrying a panel patch in honor of Randy will move-out alone heading for Northport Pier where he'll assemble with the other four honor bikers arriving at Northport.

 

Randy W. Wagner

Corporal U.S. Army

Egg Harbor,

KIA 11/27/1968

Panel 38W line 80

RIP Egg Harbor Cemetery

Friday, May 21 - 5 bikers honoring our 5 Door County Veterans killed in action (KIA) will deploy from Northport Pier no later than 7:45 a.m. followed by Islanders and arrive at Staging Area #2 at 8:00 a.m. where Door County residents will fall-in line. (Read: Staging Area line-up and deployment protocols posted below)
Deployment out of Staging Area #2 will be no later than 8:05 a.m.  heading toward Fish Creek to pass the Gibraltar High School at 8:40 a.m. and on to Egg Harbor to pass..  ?  Ride Map
Randy Wagner's gravesite at 8:50 a.m. Heading south past his brother's homes on #42 approximately to turn left on Whitefish Bay Road heading roughly 3 miles to Hwy 57 then right to Institute to pass

Randy W. Wagner

Corporal U.S. Army

Egg Harbor,

KIA 11/27/1968

Panel 38W line 80

RIP Egg Harbor Cemetery

 

Look for red votive candle!

David Schaefer's gravesite at Saint Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery at 9:10 a.m. then turning right on County "P" next to the Institute bar toward and crossing Hwy #42 on to Dunn Road until turning left on Bay Shore Drive and heading south to Bayside Cemetery to pass the gravesite first of...

David R. Schaefer

Sergeant U.S. Army

Sturgeon Bay

KIA May 1, 1969

Panel 26W line 94

RIP St P&P Institute

 

Site in shadow of car!

Philip Overbeck and

Philip M. Overbeck

1st Lieutenant US Army

Sturgeon Bay

KIA June 10, 1970

Panel 09W line 40

RIP Bayside Cemetery

 

 

Site is right of the black car

Dan Phister at 9:25 a.m. then following Bay Shore Drive into Sturgeon Bay going down Third Avenue until turning left on Michigan to arrive at the...

Dan L. Pfister

Sfc. U. S. Army - Medic

Sturgeon Bay,

KIA June 18, 1968

Panel 56W line 26

RIP Bayside Cemetery

 

Dan's site is at 2 O'clock from cemetery   entrance. At sun set the white cross casts a shadow across name grave.

  • Veterans Memorial at 9:45 a.m. where the convoy will STOP for a 10:00 a.m. memorial service to include laying of a wreath, reading of KIA' names, and a bagpipe salute to our fallen heroes. The convoy will move-out at 10:20 to pass Sturgeon Bay High School at 10:25 a.m., turn south on Hwy #57 and pause at the Pioneer Credit Union (Staging Area #3) at 10:30 to allow bikers, cars, trucks, etc. to fall-in before proceeding on to LZ Lambeau.  at no later than 9:55 continuing on no later than 10:00 a.m.

Ride Map

If the ride can be out of Staging Area #3 at 10:30 a.m. we should be on Lombardi Avenue at 11:30 a.m. to join the flag line through which the 1244 will ride.

. Click here to review Staging Area #3 protocols.

 

#3 Pioneer Credit Union Branch parking lot – 1449 Green Bay Road, Sturgeon Bay 542

In Brussels at 10:46 a.m. passing through

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Passing through Namur at 10:50 a.m. 

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passing through Hwy 57/D intersection at 10:52 a.m. 

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Going through Dykesville at 11:00 a.m.

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Intersection with new Hwy 57 at 11:05 15 miles from Green Bay

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Going past the Red Rocket Shell Station at 11:10 a.m.

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At the Hwy 54 intersection at 11:15 a.m.

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Going over the Tower Bridge at 11:20 to be at the

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Lumbardie Ave. exit at 11:30 a.m. and

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Parked at Staging Area #4: The Pioneer Credit Union parking lot  828 Morris Ave. Green Bay at 11:15 a.m. that's 15 minutes before the first wave of 1244 is expected to leave Timber Rattler Stadium and approximately 45 minutes before our 5 KIA bikes will land at LZ Lambeau!

Ride Map

Staging Area Protocols

Staging area managers should click here for detailed staging area protocols. The following staging area and formation protocols are for our general public.

Staging area assembly and deployment protocols are the same we'd use during a mass-evacuation! FYI: Wisconsin is a "Home-Rule" state which means, during a large scale community crisis, our local government is primarily responsible for responding to and ordering in mutual aid when the scope of an incident overwhelms or exhausts public sector response assets. During operation "Rubber hits the Road" we'll be field-testing our "Private Sector's" ability to assemble and stand mission ready the next time our local Fire Chief requests reinforcements. FYI: Since 1848 the "Rife of the Shire" or Sheriff has been our law enforcement first line of defense and our local Fire Chief has been our primary authority when it comes to public safety and health.

  • Establishing Command: The driver of the first vehicle arriving at holding areas should call 920-559-7665 and report in stating CLEARLY: "I Take Command!" followed by: Name, Vehicle Description, Vehicle License Plate number, "on-board" Cell Phone number and if available a backup cell # incase they're taken-out by enemy fire or encounter a communications failure.

NOTE: As in Vietnam:

·        All deployments will be silent; triggered by pre-arranged signals.

·        One siren sound will be used throughout “Rubber hits the Road” so when it’s heard coming over the horizon it’s the signal to

·        “START YOUR ENGINES!”  Listen for five distinct siren signals as the convoy approaches from the north. 

As the convoy reaches the northern horizon listen for:

Ready-on-the-Left? Ready-on-the-Right?  D’ – D’ Mai

 

Staging Area #2 is the Pioneer Store - 12023 Hwy 42

Door County Sheriff's Department will manage deployment from staging area #2

Three holding areas:

#1 for motorcycles, #2 for Fire Chief vehicles, #3 for all other private sector vehicles.
Motorcycles will line up "backed in" north of  the black car, positioned to deploy! Fire Chief vehicles will hold positioned to deploy out of the town dock parking lot behind the Pioneer Store. All other vehicles will hold positioned to deploy out of Liberty Grove Town Park via Garrett Bay Road.

Staging Area Protocols!

  • Basic "counter-clockwise" movement entering north end of Old School Road, holding  right BUT bearing left, to a holding point at 12026 Garrett Bay Road where troops will stand mission ready to deploy right on to U.S. Highway 42/57 behind the last vehicle in the convoy arriving from Washington Island.

 

Hold right BUT bear LEFT on to Garrett Bay Road. Stop and hold at Hwy 42/57 positioned to deploy behind convoy coming from Washington Island.

?  Ride Map

 

Staging Area #3 is the Pioneer Credit Union 1449 Green Bay Road

Sturgeon Bay Police will manage deployment from Staging Area #3

Two holding areas:

#1A for motorcycles, #1B for Fire Chief vehicles, #2 for all other private sector vehicles such as cars, trucks, and buses.
Motorcycles will line up toward the front of the Pioneer CU parking lot facing Hwy 42/57 and ready to turn south falling in behind motorcycles coming through the Woldt's Corner intersection. Fire Chief vehicles will hold positioned to deploy from the back of the Pioneer CU parking lot behind other Fire Chief vehicles coming through the Woldt's Corner intersection. All other vehicles will hold positioned to deploy and turn right on to Hwy 42/57 from South Columbia Street. All vehicles will fall in behind the last vehicle in the convoy coming through the Woldt's Corner intersection.  
 

 

Staging Area #4 is the Pioneer Credit Union 825 Morris Avenue

(2 blocks due south of Lambeau Field)

Staging Area #4 will be used primarily to assemble, park and deploy motorcycles, cars, trucks, and buses back to Door County. We encourage everyone to first take advantage of LZ Lambeau public parking as they will have scouts assisting vets in and out of vehicles. Pioneer Credit Union President/CEO Tom Young indicated there is room for up to 50 vehicles around the back side of the building on Friday and the entire parking lot will be available for parking on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  If you're scout troop wants to get involved, I recommend you call Mike "Shorty" Zindars at 414-640-9474 or email him at ranger@pacbsa.org.
Enter the Pioneer CU parking lot on right side of the building. Travel to back and turn left, follow along the back of the building and then turn left so you’re facing Morris Avenue stopping about even with the drive up window lanes. At no time should any vehicle block members from using drive-up windows. 
As soon as all 10 Door County KIA bikers have safely landed and reported in at LZ Lambeau, they'll line up backed in with flags facing Morris Avenue. Bikers are reminded to leave their RED flashers on. We're going to see if they can be seen from Tobago, W.I.
  • Pioneer Credit Union President/CEO Tom Young has alerted the world credit union movement to have adequate Green Backs available in ATM's in the U.S. and M.P.C. or other appropriate currencies where ever there's a U.S. military veteran in need.

 

Members of the "Lambeau Credit Union" will be monitoring LZ Lambeau events from their office in Tobago, West Indies. We salute them from "Lambeau Field" the home of the World Champion Green Bay Packers! A promise made - is a promise kept!   Rich Woldt

Our cadre of International Credit Union Risk Managers are in position from Scotland, Ireland, England and Poland, to the Jamaica, South Korea and beyond from where they'll observe and benchmark our ability to move a segment of our population out of harms way when faced with a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or pandemic requiring a mass evacuation or the need to segment our population.

 

Prayer: Eternal God!

Written by: Pastor Roger Falk

AMVET Post 51

Prayed Graveside:  0600 Hours May 21, 2010

Eternal God, Supreme Commander of us all, Lord of the far-flung battle line, to whom all ranks of life report, we bow before you with reverent hearts and in sublime faith, knowing that you lead us on in death as you do in life.

Once again you ordered servants of our country to lay down their arms and dwell forever with the unnumbered multitude. Mindful of service nobly done, you have called them to everlasting rest. You have sealed their lips. You have called them to eternal peace.

Hear now the sorrows of those who mourn. Touch their tired hearts with healing. Protect them with your holy care. Keep clean and bright in memory the splendid flame that now has flickered out!  Shelter us with your divine compassion. Join us with those whose daily lives are an offering to duty and their native land. Inspire us by their example that we may die worthy of like service. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who gave his life as a sacrifice for all mankind. Amen.

 

In memory of

 

Dan L. Pfister

KIA June 18, 1968

Panel 56W line 26

RIP Bayside Cemetery

 

Randy W. Wagner

KIA 11/27/1968

Panel 38W line 80

RIP Egg Harbor Cemetery

 

David R. Schaefer

KIA May 1, 1969

Panel 26W line 94

RIP St P&P Institute

 

Richard E. Perez

KIA September 6, 1969

Panel 18W line 49

RIP Island Cemetery

 

Philip M. Overbeck

KIA June 10, 1970

Panel 09W line 40

RIP Bayside Cemetery

 

Over Door County and Under God!

It's a salute from our youth!

We started with "Basic Training" for our future leaders followed by a county wide operation to locate Vietnam veterans along with family members of our 5 Door County vets Killed in Action (KIA's). Our mission? To land them all safely inside Lambeau Field Saturday night May 22.

On Sunday May 23 Operation "Boots on the Ground" will close with a Ecumenical kite flying ceremony conducted by Army veteran Tony Anheuser with the support of members from northern Door County churches. Five kites bearing pictures and panel/line markers for our Five KIA's will be flown and five balloons will be released at 1:05 p.m. rain or shine!

Ecumenical Spirit Kite flying will take place on the Hansen Century Farm across Hwy 4257 from Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 11836 Hwy 42 just south of Ellison Bay.

To take part call Tony at 920-854-5621 or email Too Tall Tony at

 ttll_anheuser@yahoo.com

Students: We old Vietnam Vets need your help! Deploy to our shut-ins and help them learn to twitter and text  and they'll teach you to twist! Help them learn to surf-the-net and social network and they'll show you how to defend yourself when under duress.

Headquarters' Command - FYI

We used a "Private Sector" version of the Incident Command System

 

Door County Residents: FYI, we used this memorial ride to field test "Private Sector" response protocols we'd use when the scope of a crisis overwhelms or exhausts our Public Sector response assets. A key measurement of our readiness includes: 1) How many residents answered Roll-call. 2) How many were able to assemble and safely move from Washington Island to LZ Lambeau. 3) How many Door County businesses have tested contingency plans and Board approved 72 hour stand-alone response protocols, 4) how many effectively used the Incident Command System. 4) How many residents knew how to speak the same Incident Command and Control language spoken by Public sector professionals, and 5)  How quickly we formed a mission-ready "Private to-Public Partnership" capable of organizing a State-wide memorial ride to honor five Vietnam veterans who gave their all so we might be free. Business and community leaders should consider using this ride to table-top test their contingency plans and field test their emergency response protocols. If nothing else, reading our ICS briefings will be a good review of lessons learned during the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the latest earthquakes and tsunami. 

WOCCU Risk Managers: To our Risk Managers/forward observes at the "Lambeau" Credit Union in Tobago West Indies, Jamaica Credit Union League (JCUL), The Association of British Credit Union League (ABCUL), and cadre of International Credit Union Risk Managers deployed through the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) I send a hardy THANK YOU for your support. Packer fans from Wisconsin stand mission ready to cover your back. 

Bikers and CU Risk Managers should attend all briefings

Door County Resident' Mission Briefing

 

Read all Mission Briefings!

Every organization should use the “Incident Command Systerm”  Click here for Basic ICS Training. Click here for AIT.

FYI: Color Coded: IC is red, Safety Officer is yellow, Information Officer and Liaison Officers are light blue, Operations Chief is always green, Planning Chiefs are dark blue, and Finance Chiefs are in the black. Wisconsin is a “Home Rule” state. That means your local FIRE CHIEF rules the roost when it comes to life safety issues. The FIRE CHIEF works closely with all event Planning, Operations, Logistics, and Finance Chiefs. Click here to meet Staging Area #1’s Fire Chief and personnel and click here to contact other departments. (Note: All Fire Departments need volunteers both first and backup responders)

Missions are most successful when everyone is kept informed of changing target characteristics, enemy movements, as well as roadside threats and bombs.

Our cadre of International Credit Union Risk Management observers should monitor all briefings and upload them into their Risk Management CIRT and VIPER files. Click on the color coded "Click here" links. re's" at least weekly to make sure you're on target, properly equipped, and ready to "move-out" at a moments notice. We'll call in air strikes if you take in-coming or are pinned down by enemy fire. 

Briefings:     Rubber hits the Road & Boots on the Ground

IC

Incident Commander

Click here

  • Our Mission: Friday May 21 we'll deploy 5 bikers to ride with Rolling Thunders' 1244 Memorial Ride from La Crosse to LZ Lambeau and 5 to the graveside of our 5 Door County Vets Killed in Action during the Vietnam War.

  • Our Mission: Saturday May 22 we'll land Door County's Vietnam Vets with family members of our 5 who were Killed in Action during the Vietnam War inside Lambeau Field for the official Welcome Home ceremonies.

Safety Officer Click here

  • Learn how to ride safer than the last time you cut someone off in traffic.
  • Learn what to wear and what NOT to carry.
  • Learn how to handle a medical emergency and call in a medic if needed.
  • Learn how to rescue your comrade while under enemy fire. 

Information Officer  Click here

  •  ALL Door County Media outlets should answer Roll-call!  Please click here and answer "Roll-call"  

Liaison Officer

  • ALL Door County business, business association, club, school, youth group, etc. should at least answer Roll-call. Please click here and answer "Roll-call"  

Operations Chief

Click here

  • Learn how to increase your troop strength to your "Unified" Command  when you're overwhelmed or exhausted by incident scope creep. 
  • Learn how to set up and manage our Staging Areas.
  • Learn how to enter, report-in and deploy from staging areas
  • Learn to use Google Mapping and Tracking Technologies

Staging Area Protocols

Click here

  • "Rubber hits the Road" Staging Area #1 - #8 management protocols.

Planning Chief

click here

When you fail to plan - You plan to fail!

Note: Updates in Yellow override any plans dated prior to their posting!

Logistic Chief

Click here

  • Learn how to increase your troop strength to your "Unified" Command  when you're overwhelmed or exhausted by incident scope creep. 
  • Learn how to set up and manage our Staging Areas.
  • Learn how to enter, report-in and deploy from staging areas
  • Learn to use Google Mapping and Tracking Technologies

Finance Chief

Click here

  • Learn how to discourage internal dishonesty.
  • Learn how to track, apprehend, prosecute, and convict a thief.
  • Learn how to track, secure, and transport currency and donations.
  • Learn how to manage the trauma of being wounded in action.

 

To help manage your M.P.C and Green Backs?

 

We enlisted the support of the world credit union movement. FYI: The Door County Community Credit Union, organized in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin is now a branch of the Pioneer Credit Union located two blocks due south of LZ Lambeau. Pioneer CU joined our "Unified" command to mentor our Chiefs of Finance. This helped ensure all internationally recommended internal, audit, and collection control procedures were followed. They also consulted on security and safety with our Planning, Operation, and Logistic Chiefs.

 

Our performance will be monitored from Tobago West Indies!

 

Focus on our Five!

Five (5) Door County vets were Killed in Action (KIA) during the Vietnam War

Click on pictures or panels to visit the wall and leave a personal message! 

Unspoken Memorials

 

i"Role-call?"  Did YOU? If not click here  

 

 

Wreaths - Memorials & Donations

 Click here and answer "Roll-call"   

  • Wreaths: Parmentier Florist (1369 9th Street) near the perimeter of LZ Lambeau will assemble and deliver $25 wreaths to the WALL. Call them at: 920-494-2254.

  • Memorials: Personal memorials made and left at the wall will be moved to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Monday, May 24; after the final closing ceremonies at 0800 Hours.

  • We're working with curators from the Wisconsin Veteran Museum on a display that will honor our 5 Door County veterans killed in action.  

Click here to visit the museum!

 

Fly flags and show your colors. Businesses and bikers are encouraged to wear/show your colors at LZ Lambeau. It's sends a message that you and who you represent support our Vietnam vets. REMEMBER: Flag protocol has the American flag

ALWAYS on the RIGHT except when it marches out front all alone.

FLY-ME FLAG  920-435-FLAG (3525)

You can get LZ Lambeau bike and pole flags at www.flymeflag.com o Tell Mike you're riding in "Rubber hits the Road"

 

 

Thanks to the Christmas terrorist, security at Lambeau is 10X tighter than during the last football game. For example: Items remotely considered to be a weapon to include detachable chains, small knives and toenail clippers will NOT be allowed inside LZ Lambeau. Confiscated items will not be returned. If you have a concealed carry permit make sure you have it on your person and include that fact when you fill out the Roll Call.

 

* To order a wreath to be placed at the WALL for our KIAs call

Parmentier Florist, 1369 9th Street, Green Bay, WI, at 920-494-2254

* To order LZ Lambeau bike and pole flags call Fly-me-Flag at 920-435-FLAG (3524) or go to: www.flymeflag.com

 

AIT

Work-papers below are for our cadre of Credit Union Risk Managers and Ride Road Captains!

 

Welcome Home Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans

How do we officially welcome Vietnam vets home?

Use the LZ Lambeau website links below to volunteer, find vets, and plan your days at LZ Lambeau:
Use the LZ Lambeau website links below to volunteer, find vets, and plan your days at LZ Lambeau:
Stop!   Thank you for all you're input along the way! Don't forget to answer Roll-call.                                          Rich Woldt CEO:

All support documents will be stored in my RM library at  www.RMLearningCenter.com and www.RichWoldt.com 

 Please click here and answer "Roll-call"  

 

Rich Woldt and Lee Patza

HQ Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACVn)

January 11, 1969

Randy Wagner, Lee Patza and I left Egg Harbor about the same time. Lee landed in Vietnam March 23, 1968, Randy on September 11, 1968 and I landed on November 10, 1968. Randy was killed by a demolition bomb on November 11, 1968 the day after I landed at Long Bien Ben Hue.

David Schaefer, son of Roy and Helen (Rohr) Schaefer, Sturgeon Bay, landed in the Mekong Delta as part of the Ninth Infantry Division on March 1, 1969 and was killed 61 days later on May 1, 1969; leaving three brothers; Steve, Rick and Mark and paternal grandmother, Nellie Schaefer behind. I remember hanging out with David at his family's Shell Station on Jefferson where he spent many hours working on his '62Corvair. 

Sergeant Schaefer was awarded several medals posthumously for valor in combat. The Silver Star with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster. The first was for picking up an armed Vietcong grenade from beneath a wounded soldier and hurling it away, where it exploded shortly thereafter. The second was for courageously leading an attack against a Vietcong bunker where he took machine gun fire that cost him his life. Also awarded were the Bronze Star and Bronze Star first Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious achievement while participating in sustained aerial flight in support of combat forces and the Purple Heart.    

Rick Perez, Washington Island,  was scheduled to leave for home on September 22  (we called it  "DEROS" to "CONUS" or "Date Expected to Return from Overseas to Continental United States"). He was killed by a fragmentation grenade in Quang Nam province on September 6, 1969; sixteen days before he would have safely landed at home on the Island.   

Dan Pfister, born in Jacksonport, had been in the Army since 1955. He was the oldest and first Door County vet to be killed in Vietnam.  Dan and I were attached to the same MACVn command.  We called him a "Brown Boot" because once you're in Nam for over a week you're boots are red-brown from the mud in the rivers. Dan was a medic on an operation out of Binh Thuan when he was first listed as  MIA but than the same day (June 18, 1968), his body was recovered and he was official reported as Killed in Action.

Philip Overbeck, Son of Henry and Thea, brother of William and Charles and Michael and Margi and Elizabeth and Jennifer; a 1965 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School, was the fifth and last Door County vet to be Killed in Action on June 10. 1970. Phil was a paratrooper serving with the 173 Airborne Brigade, Company B-4, 503 Infantry when he was killed by an explosive device while on an operation out of Binh Dinh.  Phil's brothers William and Charles are both Vietnam vets. 

Lee landed safely back in the U.S. February 9, 1969. I was scheduled to go home November 10, 1968 but extended my tour to get the --- who killed Randy. I landed back in the U.S. January 10, 1970.

 

We must never apologize for defending our freedom!

 

Looking for Vietnam vets? Go to www.LZLambeau.org

Door County' Veteran Operations

"Boots on the Ground"

"Rubber hits the Road"

and

"Over Door County and Under GOD"

Would not have been possible without the hard work and support of so many over the past year. Following are just a few critical liaisons.

From Door County's Veteran Service Office
From Iraq
From 1st Sergeant Thomas Blohowiak and his 372 Engineer Company...
and VFW District 8 Commander Steve Conto
with the 372 Engineer Co. (VERT)
From Medal of Honor Recipients
From Wisconsin National Guard and             Emergency Management
From Wisconsin Department of Homeland Security
From leaders of the World Credit Union Movement

From Lambeau Credit Union in Tobago

From Door County's Sheriff and our local and State Emergency Management
From front-line law enforcement
From front-line firefighters
From LZ Lambeau planners and organizers

From fellow bikers across the US

From Northeast Wisconsin Bikers Association Members

From Door County Motorcycle Clubs
From local radio stations
From my fellow VFW Post 8337 members

From Lambeau Credit Union in Tobago

From the Door Devils of Door County!

They're covering our back!

Door Devil rider Emmitt's sister-in-law was engaged to Randy when he deployed to Nam. Randy was killed the day after I landed in country.

LZ Lambeau vets will be flying Vietnam era aircraft!

We'll be building ramps for the wall the week before!

We don't forget!

Door County Vets KIA Civil War and WWI

Door County Vets KIA World War 1 (WWI)

Door County Vets KIA World War II (WWII)

KIA World War II (WWII) and Korea

Door County Vets KIA in Vietnam &              Operation Enduring Freedom

War Memorials – Policies and Protocols are a Reflect the Spirit of the Times

By: Rich Woldt Vietnam Vet 1968 – 1970

Throughout history memorials have been erected to pay tribute and honor to veterans Killed in Action (KIA) or dead from wounds received while under hostel fire. Policies governing inclusion on a memorial are at the discretion of those taking it upon themselves to build and maintain the memorial.  Consequently, policies can and often do change over time to reflect the spirit and intent of the memorial. Following is the adopted policy governing the Veteran Memorial located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  

Policy for addition of names on the Door County Fallen Veterans Memorial:  Adopted April 28, 2009

1.  Service member must have been KIA, DOW (before discharge), or deceased from a line of duty incident/accident while on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States during a time of conflict.

 2.  Service member must be a resident of Door County at time of enlistment or death.  If a former resident was living outside of Door County at the time of enlistment or death, the service member will need to meet the “native son” rule.  This means the service member must have been lived (resided) the majority of his life in Door County prior to his death.

3.  Extraordinary circumstances not meeting the above criteria for either the nature of the death or residency will be considered by the Veterans Service Commission and the Property Committee on a case by case basis.

4.  The Veterans Service Commission will review the criteria of the service member’s eligibility for placement on the memorial and will make a recommendation to the Property Committee.  The Property Committee will then make a final determination.

Door County' Veteran Operations

"Boots on the Ground"

"Rubber hits the Road"

and

"Over Door County and Under GOD"

Would not have been possible without the hard work and support of so many over the past year. Following are just a few critical liaisons.

From Door County's Veteran Service Office
From Iraq
From Medal of Honor Recipients
From Wisconsin National Guard and             Emergency Management
From Wisconsin Department of Homeland Security
From leaders of the World Credit Union Movement

From Lambeau Credit Union in Tobago

From Door County's Sheriff and our local and State Emergency Management
From front-line law enforcement
From front-line firefighters
From LZ Lambeau planners and organizers

From fellow bikers across the US

From Northeast Wisconsin Bikers Association Members

From Door County Motorcycle Clubs
From local radio stations
From my fellow VFW Post 8337 members

From Lambeau Credit Union in Tobago

From the Door Devils of Door County!

They're covering our back!

Door Devil rider Emmitt's sister-in-law was engaged to Randy when he deployed to Nam. Randy was killed the day after I landed in country.

LZ Lambeau vets will be flying Vietnam era aircraft!

We'll be building ramps for the wall the week before!

We don't forget!

Door County Vets KIA Civil War and WWI

Door County Vets KIA World War 1 (WWI)

Door County Vets KIA World War II (WWII)

KIA World War II (WWII) and Korea

Door County Vets KIA in Vietnam &              Operation Enduring Freedom

War Memorials – Policies and Protocols are a Reflect the Spirit of the Times

By: Rich Woldt Vietnam Vet 1968 – 1970

Throughout history memorials have been erected to pay tribute and honor to veterans Killed in Action (KIA) or dead from wounds received while under hostel fire. Policies governing inclusion on a memorial are at the discretion of those taking it upon themselves to build and maintain the memorial.  Consequently, policies can and often do change over time to reflect the spirit and intent of the memorial. Following is the adopted policy governing the Veteran Memorial located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  

Policy for addition of names on the Door County Fallen Veterans Memorial:  Adopted April 28, 2009

1.  Service member must have been KIA, DOW (before discharge), or deceased from a line of duty incident/accident while on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States during a time of conflict.

 2.  Service member must be a resident of Door County at time of enlistment or death.  If a former resident was living outside of Door County at the time of enlistment or death, the service member will need to meet the “native son” rule.  This means the service member must have been lived (resided) the majority of his life in Door County prior to his death.

3.  Extraordinary circumstances not meeting the above criteria for either the nature of the death or residency will be considered by the Veterans Service Commission and the Property Committee on a case by case basis.

4.  The Veterans Service Commission will review the criteria of the service member’s eligibility for placement on the memorial and will make a recommendation to the Property Committee.  The Property Committee will then make a final determination.

Watch for: Our mobile command post "Pioneer #1", my Black Ford Ranger Pickup (license: Farmette), my Black 2001 Monte Carlo (license R-Woldt), or my Blue Harley (License: RM007) parked in the Pioneer Credit Union Parking lot "Two Clicks" From Lambeau Field at:

Driving directions and Google maps

825 Morris Avenue, Saturday, May 22, 2010

Security will be tight!

All flyovers will be friendly!

We'll be marching in step!

Eric Peil will "Road Captain" Our 5 KIA bikers deploying from La Cross.

Rich Woldt  - US Army Viet Nam  (November 1968 - January 1970)

Past Commander  VFW :Post 8337 Member: AMVET Post 51 and American Legion Post 527

Disclaimer: As Nixon would say, I want it made it "perfectly clear" that operations launched from this site are by one old Vietnam Vet who's only interested in putting back together the lives of his comrades who've been wounded too often by politicians more interested in their re-election than standing up for the Christian principals on which our country has been built. 

If my lack of tact or unconventional tactics offend you, I apologize. It is precisely because of my passion at times that I must clearly state so there can be no misunderstanding; "I do not in any way, shape, form, or fashion represent any veteran post of which I'm a member, nor do I represent any credit union or credit union affiliate for whom I've been privileged to work"  If you or any of your associates chose to follow any of my recommendations or adopt any of my protocols, you do it at your own risk. Now that that has been said, Let us proceed full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes!

Rich Woldt - Proud Army Strong Vietnam Vet

Go to our County Veteran Service Officer website... www.wicvso.org for the latest news on LZ Lambeau. 

Click here to learn more about Door County Veteran' Post's and the Marine Corp League.

We're forming a Private to Public Sector "Unified" command to promote "LZ Lambeau. 

Go to and learn to use our Door County Government sites at: www.co.door.wi.gov,

If during LZ Lambeau you hear or see anything suspicious, report it to the FBI through our Public-to-Private Partnership website: www.InfraGard.net

 

 

We will Never forget or leave our guard down again!

 

Watch for: My mobile command post "Pioneer #1", my Black Ford Ranger Pickup (license: Farmette), my Black 2001 Monte Carlo (license R-Woldt), or my Blue Harley (License: RM007) parked in the Pioneer Credit Union Parking lot "Two Clicks" From Lambeau Field at:

Driving directions and Google maps

825 Morris Avenue, Saturday, May 22, 2010

Landing Zone (LZ) Lambeau's

"Boots on the Ground"

and

"Rubber hits the Road"

Would not have been possible without the hard work and support of so many over the past year. Following are just a few critical liaisons.

From Door County's Veteran Service Office
From Iraq
From Medal of Honor Recipients
From Wisconsin National Guard and             Emergency Management
From Wisconsin Department of Homeland Security
From leaders of the World Credit Union Movement
From Door County's Sheriff and our local and State Emergency Management
From front-line law enforcement
From front-line firefighters
From LZ Lambeau planners and organizers
From my fellow VFW Post 8337 members

Also in Town

Heritage Hill is located at 2640 S. Webster Ave. in Green Bay.  For more information about this or other events call 920-448-5150 or visit www.heritagehillgb.org.

charles@heritagehillgb.org

VIETNAM VETERAN EXHIBIT COMES TO HERITAGE HILL

(Green Bay, WI)  The Vietnam War was a political and a cultural flash point, dividing our country like nothing since the Civil War. It was the inspiration for an extraordinary output of movies, books and other artistic expressions.

Heritage Hill joins the Greater Green Bay area in honoring our Vietnam Veterans leading up to LZ Lambeau in May of 2010.

Specifically, Heritage Hill is hosting an art exhibit titled, “War, Art and the Vietnam Veteran.”  The artwork is designed by Vietnam veterans and tells the stories of soldiers who fought in the war and the response they received upon coming home. Many veterans use art as a way to show the impact of their war experience when it is difficult to put it into words. It is a way to express the inexpressible, educate their loved ones and in some cases a means of healing from the pain of war.

 “War, Art and Vietnam Veteran” is open Sunday Noon-4:30pm and Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm April 13-May 31st.  Expanded hours during LZ Lambeau (May 21-23).    Admission to the exhibit is $5 per person and FREE for all veterans.

Heritage Hill will also host a speaker series listed below. The admission rates for speaker events are listed in the description below and differ from exhibit admission.

Speaker Series Events

April 13, 2010- “War, Art and Vietnam Veteran”, Opening Night Wine Tasting Reception with special guest Colonel Tim Lawrie and music by guitarist/singer Mickey Grasso. Colonel Lawrie served two tours in Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart and Silver Star. Later in his military career he led a six man team planning Operation Desert Storm and personally briefed General Colin Powell and President George Herbert Walker Bush. Tickets are $15 non-member and $10 Heritage Hill and Cotton Club members and may be purchased in advance online, at Heritage Hill or at the door the night of the reception.  The “War, Art and Vietnam Veteran” opening night reception begins at 6:30pm.  Space is limited to 150, plan to get your tickets now.
 

May 5, 2010 - An Evening with an American Hero-Sammy L. Davis.  Hear this incredible story of heroism that will make you proud to be an American and motivate you to do great things! Mr. Davis’s story was the inspiration for the 1994 movie Forrest Gump where footage of his Medal of Honor ceremony was used in the film. Tickets are $25 non-member and $20 Heritage Hill and Cotton Club members and may be purchased in advance online, at Heritage Hill or at the door the night of the reception.  An Evening with an American Hero-Sammy L. Davis begins at 6:30pm.  Space is limited to 150, plan to get your tickets now.
 

May 6, 2010 - An Evening with an American Hero-Sammy L. Davis.  Hear this incredible story of heroism that will make you proud to be an American and motivate you to do great things! Mr. Davis’s story was the inspiration for the 1994 movie Forrest Gump where footage of his Medal of Honor ceremony was used in the film. Tickets are $25 non-member and $20 Heritage Hill and Cotton Club members and may be purchased in advance online, at Heritage Hill or at the door the night of the reception.  An Evening with an American Hero-Sammy L. Davis begins at 6:30pm.  Space is limited to 150, plan to get your tickets now.

May 17, 2010- Medical Care During War.  Listen and interact with those who served in the medical field during Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Here the heroic stories of those who put their lives on the line to save others and learn about the differences in war medical techniques.  Representing the panel will be a Medic, Flight Surgeon, Corpsman and other doctors.  Cost is $5 per person and Veterans are FREE.

 

To learn about local VA Benefits go to: www.co.door.wi.gov
To learn about State VA Benefits go to: www.dva.state.wi.us
To learn about Federal VA Benefits go to: www.va.gov
To conduct your own research on fellow veterans I suggest you visit the Wisconsin Veterans Museum at: www.museum.dva.state.wi.us/researchcenter.asp
  • Food, Fuel, and Pharmacy Debit Cards: Each biker will be carrying debt "gift" cards for fuel, food, and medical supplies needed during the ride. We've field tested debt cards during a mass evacuation because they allow us to track troop movements and monitor children until they've reached a responsible adult and safe haven. Tracking debit cards can tell us not only where vulnerable segments of our population are but if they're under duress. For example, if a McDonalds' gift card assigned to a minor is used for more than the $1 menu we know there's a problem and when it's refreshed for an even $20 we know the child or medically dependent person has reached a responsible adult family member or hospital.
  • If your business offers debt i.e. "gift cards" and you choose to provide each of our 10 riders with cards, know that fuel, food, and pharmacy cards work the best and will be most appreciated. Cards not used during the ride will be turned over to our County Veterans Service Officer Scott McFarlane who'll hand them out during the year to vets in need.

  • NOTE: Gift cards that do NOT expire are best as are those that can be reloaded. If the card expires, write the expiration date/policy on the face of the card.  

  • Send cards to R&R, 6419 Barrick Road, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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