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After the ride, return to the start point for fellowship and raffle. Primetime is offering a special menu. There are also many other eating establishments in close proximity.

Scanners will be used for member check-in to receive automatic credit on 201 file for this event.

PLEASE BRING YOUR CVMA ID CARD.


THE HONOREE FOR THE RIDE TO THE WALL IS LELUND KAHLER

CVMA 27-2 Ride to the Wall

24-25 May 2019

Event Activity Location

Primetime Sports Bar

11250 James Swart Circle

Fairfax, Va. 22030


Local Hotels

Comfort Inn University Center

11180 Fairfax Blvd.

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-591-5900    


Springhill Suites Marriott

11191 Waples Mill Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-691-7880


Courtyard Marriott

11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy (Rt50)

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-273-6161


Be advised, this is not a public event, it is for CVMA members and their guests only.

The "Ride to the Wall" is a CVMA National Event hosted by Virginia 27-2.  This is a celebration for all our fallen comrades, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a symbol of this respect.  The event starts on Friday night 24 May 2019 when most of the members arrive in Northern Virginia with a meet and greet at the Primetime Sports Bar (map below).


Weekend Highlights:

All events convene at Primetime Sports Bar and Grille (see map).


Friday, 24 May

1700 - until the last body leaves: Meet and greet.

 

Saturday, 25 May

0945 - Ride Dedication

1000 - KSU for Ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and wreath laying for honoree

1200 - Post ride Picnic/Fellowship

1300 - 50/50 Raffle

1500 - Conclusion of Events

LeLund Morris Kahler was born on December 3, 1948, in Burke, South Dakota. On March 21, 1968, LeLund Kahler was drafted to the army in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was sent overseas on August 18, 1968, to Vietnam. He was a Squad Leader with Company D, 2nd Battalion, and 39th Infantry. On March 2, 1969, Sergeant Kahler was wounded near Cai Be in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart and returned to active service after a brief hospital stay.  Just 19 days after returning to active duty, Sergeant LeLund Morris Kahler died of wounds received while on a reconnaissance mission on April 8, 1969, after he was shot by a sniper. After his body was returned to the United States, LeLund Kahler was buried with military honors on April 17, 1969, at Black Hills National Cemetery.


Sergeant Kahler was awarded many medals and badges. He received the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, two Purple Hearts, the Air Medal, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and “V,” Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Leaf and Star, Vietnam Combat Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Sharpshooter Badge, Marksmanship Badge, National Defense Medal.

The following is the Silver Star citation: Sgt. Kahler distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions while serving as the Squad Leader with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry on a reconnaissance in force mission in Dinh Tuong Province. After his platoon came under intense fire from a well-entrenched enemy force, Sgt. Kahler crawled across more than 75 meters of fireswept terrain and took up an exposed position to effectively engage the enemy. Later during the action, he moved a wounded comrade to safety and directed a heavy volume of suppressive fire at the hostile emplacements. His valiant actions played a vital role in routing the enemy force.