Memorial Ride in honor of Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton
On Saturday, July 14th, 2012, Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton U.S. Army MARS Memorial Club Station will host the 2nd annual ride, rain or shine, in honor of Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton formally of the 82nd Airborne Division, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team who was killed in action on July 13, 2010 while treating a fellow Paratrooper as the rest of the unit repelled a complex attack by insurgents on the Afghan National Civil Order Police Headquarters in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
Assembly, and sign up of participants at the starting point will be at 11:00 in the the Northern most area of the public parking lot of the Decatur Airport. The planned route is to leave the Decatur Airport at 12:00 noon, traveling to Lincoln’s Challenge in Rantoul, and Returning to Long Creek to Point Pleasant Cemetery, Sgt. Tilton’s final resting place. All are welcome.
There will be an Amateur Radio Special Event station, and Military Auxiliary Radio Station set up at Lincoln's Challenge. Refreshments will be available for purchase at Lincoln's Challenge. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 all riders who sign up, will be entered to win various prizes. All Proceeds will be split between Lincoln's Challenge, and Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton Memorial Club Station.
For more information or to volunteer to help out at this event, you can either contact Josh Wilson , Commander of Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton U.S. Army MARS Memorial Club Station at (217) 520-5335 or email AAR5CTM@Gmail.com
MACON COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE
MACON COUNTY COURT HOUSE
253 E. WOOD ST. ROOM 209
DECATUR IL. 62523
217-425-7011 (office) ext. 1909