Senin, 30 Mei 2016

NASCAR Remembers The Fallen On Memorial Day Weekend

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Jeffrey Bohr Jr.'s name crossed the conclude line first at Sunday's NASCAR Coca-Cola 600, despite the fact that the Iowa Marine had passed away 13 years in the past in Iraq.

As part of a convention at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Coca-Cola 600, each one of the forty vehicles racing Sunday became adorned with the identify of a fallen solider.

"Gunnery Sergeant Bohr turned into a different grownup in lots of techniques," pointed out John Parks, director of buying at furniture Row Racing and a Marine Corps veteran, who knew Bohr right through their time together at Camp Pendleton. "He become a no nonsense Marine and extremely well revered for his leadership qualities. He was a committed military adult who gave his focused on the reason for freedom. It's a fine honor to have him journey with us this weekend in Charlotte."

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Carrying Bohr's identify to victory brought extra desiring to the race for Truex.

"It's a huge day, you be aware of? got the troops on the motor vehicle this weekend," stated Truex after the race. "It's a special weekend. It's in reality neat to convey that name home in Victory Lane. So just loads of emotion presently. no longer really certain it's sunk in yet."

Bohr, 39, of Iowa, become killed on April 10, 2003 all through a firefight in Baghdad.

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Sunday's race did greater to appreciate veterans and participants of the military than consist of the names of the fallen on cars. Skydivers from team Fastrax, old planes, and a flyover of F-15s from Seymour Johnson Air drive base delivered to the patriotic theme.

Buses introduced troops to the race during the Patriot partners program.

"each Memorial Day weekend, NASCAR and its teams, suppliers and Charlotte Motor Speedway admire and honor our fallen troops in every department of the military," wrote Tom Jensen of Fox activities. "NASCAR calls this 600 miles of remembrance, an acceptable title for men and girls killed in the line of duty."

"So because of the vets who paid the most reliable fee and their families, who have had to keep on without them. On this weekend, we honor and be aware your service and your sacrifice," Jensen wrote.

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h/t: TheBlaze

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