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Charlie Deployed 200As the first Combat Hero Bike Build recipient, SSgt Charlie Linville was presented his new bike at a cermonial dinner at Rancho Cucamonga CA on May 13, 2014. During the building of SSgt Linville's bike, John "Hardcharger" Barker stated "I have seen the bike in progress and can say that he is going to be shocked at the transformation from the street bike that it was to the custom bike it is becoming. The builder has added a new shifting device to provide greater control, new brake system, as well as additional great modifications that will put the bike over the top. Of course we cannot reveal all that has been done, but rest assured that Charlie will be more than pleased."


Fundraising efforts for Charlie's CHBB motorcycle inckuded an event in his hometown of Boise, Idaho led by RFTW Charlie and Wife 200Rider Wes "Topper" Garvin that brought in more than $2800. This amount set a new bench mark for funds raised specifically for CHBB and many thanks go out to "Topper" for his hard work in this effort. American Legion Riders of Post 113, Nampa Legion Riders Post 18 and the Director Ronald Cleveland were the driving force behind the Bike Build fundraiser. CHBB nneds more folks like our friends in Idaho who cannot be thanked enough.


When the first official Combat Hero Bike build was completed on May 13, 2014, SSgt. Charlie Lindville was awarded his completely remodeled and customized motorcycle again in Boise, Charlie on bike 2 200Idaho. Among those present at the local Harley dealer were the riders and Charlie’s friends that helped raise funds for his build. Charlie’s bike had an engine problem in Rancho. Pomona Harley stepped up to rebuild the engine. It was then picked up by Dave "Trunks" Gladwill who transported the bike to Redding CA. where he was met by John "Hardcharger" Barker. Barker then delivered the bike to SSgt Lindville in Boise. Charlie wants to ride the bike on the RFTW Run in the next year or two once he gets his riding skills up. Charlie is a great guy and RFTW couldn’t have picked a better person to build the bike for. Everyone who has heard of the build cannot say enough about what RFTW has accomplished to rebuild this Marine’s sense of Freedom again. A great deal of thanks must go out to Thunderstruck Customs of Medford, OR for building the bike and Thiring Designs of Talent, OR for the fantastic paint job.

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