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    • #11036

      As some of you know…after 45 years, the VA has decided to talk to me and classify me as disabled.  This has both good and bad ramifications.  The good?  Medical care.  The bad?  They are finding so many things wrong with me…I am amazed I wake up with a pulse in the AM.

      This is all to say that I will NOT be riding with my brothers and sisters again this year.  Sometime soon, I am going BACK under the knife.  This time, losing 40% of my pancreas, all my spleen, and gall bladder.  They will also be checking out other concerns while in there. Since some of the issues are large, they will be slicing me open as opposed to doing laparoscopic surgery.  Healing time will be substantial and I will be sidelined from riding until I heal.

      So to all…stay safe and know I am with you in spirit.

      Semper Fi,


      2013, 2015,2016, 2017 and as many more as the old body will handle.

    • #11037

      get well soon looking forward to seeing you next year!



      So Cal

    • #11051

      Take care of yourself DrZ. I look forward to seeing you in 2020.

      Sending prayers for a good, full, speedy recovery.


      "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    • #11053

      Praying for a full recovery .

      Central Route Staging Team 2019
      Southern Route Fuel Team 2017
      Central Route ATW 2016
      FNG 2016
      HM1 (FMF) Ret. 1979-1999

    • #11059

      That sucks but hope they get you squared away in time for next year (and many more!)

      2019 FNG - Central Route
      Operations Manager - Motorcycle Relief Project
      Sergeant at Arms - ALR Post 2008, Falcon CO

    • #11063

      Prayers for a Good outcome  & a quick recovery…

      Ride Safe, Ride Often!!
      Viet Nam 70-71
      US Army (Ret 1993)
      CR Participant 2014 & 2015 & 2019
      CR ATW 2016, CR ATW 2017, CR ATW 2018
      AZ PGR
      AZ ALR Post 108, Prescott Valley, AZ

    • #11065

      I expect to come through this issue without problems however if things don’t work out as expected….know that I have been proud to share the road with my brothers and sister of Run for the Wall.

      Stay safe and ride with pride.

      Semper Fi,



      2013, 2015,2016, 2017 and as many more as the old body will handle.

    • #11073
      Doug WalkerDoug Walker

      Dr Z,  My prayers are going up for you, my fellow Marine and RFTW brother. May God keep you safe and bring you back to the run in 2020. Remember that ATTITUDE is everything. And with your POSITIVE ATTITUDE you will prevail.

      Semper Fi and God Bless You

      CR Chase 4 '14, '15, '18, '19, ('20*)
      Sgt USMC 62-66
      Chu Lai 65-66

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