Sunday, 29 May 2011

Day 29 - Underway

Having seriously fuelled up yesterday I'm now ready for a good day on the road here in Utah. Today's miles are in memory of William "Bill" Saavedra. The dedication from his son Joey is as follows:

"A great soldier, a great man, and a great Father. He was taken from this earth after a long struggle with Lymphoma and is survived by two sons, two brothers, five sisters, his father and mother and many other friends and relatives for whom miss him more than words can say.

My father served his country in the U.S Army for more than 22 years. By the time of his passing, he had served overseas during the Iraq War of 2003 (Operation Iraqi Freedom), and also the first Iraqi conflict of 1990/91 (Operation Desert Storm). He was decorated with many awards and medals, including the Bronze Star.".