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Ridgewood Veteran to Bike Across US to Raise Money for Troops

Man's 10,000-mile journey will raise money to help have homes adapted to serve the needs to returning disabled vets, report said.

Credit: Long Road Home America Facebook.
Credit: Long Road Home America Facebook.

A 65-year-old Vietnam vet from Ridgewood has set off on a trip across the country that he hopes will raise $25,000.

According to a NorthJersey.com report, Richard King has started a 10,000 motorcycle ride across the United States on what he calls the "Long Road Home America" project, which will raise funds for Homes for Our Troops. The charity promotes awareness of the need for adapted housing for wounded veterans returning home from war, and provides funding to build it, the report said. 

As King travels this summer, he plans to stop in towns across the country to talk with local vets, the report said. He is now traveling to Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and then west to Oregon, the report said.

On the Long Road Home America website, locals can track his progress across the country, and donate to the cause.

Long Time Resident July 01, 2014 at 10:18 AM
What illegal unnecessary war are you talking about John?
John Santaella July 01, 2014 at 10:24 AM
Take your pick: iraq or Afghanistan. Only Congress can declare war and Congress did no such thing.
disgusted July 01, 2014 at 11:17 AM
John I thought a chicken hawk was a pedophile? and the war in Afghanistan was in response to the 911 attacks on our country no? Hardly unnecessary.
Long Time Resident July 01, 2014 at 01:02 PM
Ahhh John Santaella, I guess you are NOT aware of The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Pub. L. 107-40, codified at 115 Stat. 224 and passed as S.J.Res. 23 by the United States Congress on September 14, 2001. This authorized the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001. The authorization granted the President the authority to use all "necessary and appropriate force" against those whom he determined "planned, authorized, committed or aided" the September 11th attacks. On September 14, 2001 bill House Joint Resolution 64 passed in the House. The totals in the House of Representatives were: 420 Ayes, 1 Nay and 10 Not Voting. The Nay was Barbara Lee, D-CA. On September 14, 2001 Senate Joint Resolution 23 passed in the Senate by roll call vote. The totals in the Senate were: 98 Ayes, 0 Nays, 2 Present/Not Voting (Senators Larry Craig - R and Jesse Helms - R). So you clearly have no idea what you are talking about John Santaella
Sgt Joe Friday July 01, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Looks like John didn't have a clue that Congress actually did approve the Iraq war.

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