This posting was sent with an extremely heavy heart. Blue Knights L.E.M.C Maryland Chapter 1 has lost an incredible Blue Knights Brother of the utmost and highest order.
Our beloved Nate Barbour, accompanied by his brother in the knighthood and dear friend Henry Seppi, made it to the 2015 Pigs On The Beach.
Brother Seppi advised this writer that Nate insisted on attending with the ongoing health concerns and discomforts withstanding.
I was touched in a most profound manner to have spoken with Nate, shake his hand embracing in those special hugs only Nate could give. Nate's gentle bearing and memory will always occupy a prominent place in my heart.
Ride with Pride our beloved Knight in Heaven One.
I will not say goodbye, simply said I will meet you along the road of Heaven One. Please keep a watch for me !
Signed Brother Robert L. Freeman
Among the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club members,
"There are no strangers, only friends you haven't met."
The following list consist of the names of
31 MD1 members on our
Heaven One Memorial Plaque to date
(and their year of Transition To Heaven One).
1) Stuart Levy-1979
2) Ruperto (Rudy) Maldonado-1985
3) Melvin A. Brown-1988
4) Alexander Alsop-1990
5) Rich Marino-1993
6) Larry D. Bowman-1994
7) Tom Teagle-1995
8) Ernest Cunningham-1997
9) Ralph L. Robinson-1998
10) Kerrie E. Lipscomb-2000
11) Dement C. Person-2000
12) William C. Price-2001
13) Matthew J. Vinciquerra-2001
14) Michael L. McCampbell-2002
15) Arnold Freeman-2003
16) William "Pop" Holmes-2005
17) Warren T. Holmes-2005
18) Earl E. Tolson, Jr.-2007
19) Philip H. Kenney-2009
20) William R. Faulcon-2009
21) Edward E. Smith-2009
22) Able Copeland-2010
23) Frank Strother-2010
24) Charles R. Bacon, Jr.-2010
25) Frank Gillespie-2011
26) Warner O. Baxter-2014
27) Wayne R. Thompson-2015
28) Nathaniel "Nat" Barbour-2015
29) Larry G. Coates-2016
30) William "Bill" Pinkett-2016
31) Robert Hall-2019
FYI: All names and dates above are as shown on the Heaven One Memorial Plaque.
Robert “Bob” Allen “Old Man” Hall, 75 of Waldorf, MD passed away on October 2, 2019 at his residence.
Bob was born on April 11, 1944 in San Diego, CA to the late Robert Cyril and June Allen Hall.
After retiring as a police officer from Prince George’s County, Bob began working in real estate and was a member of the Real Estate Association. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of the American Legion, La Plata, MD. He was an avid motorcycle rider who enjoyed riding with his friends from the Legion Riders and the Blue Knights. Bob found a calling as a recovery specialist at Changing Point and Recovery Center of America.
He is survived by his wife Stephani; two Sons, Bruce Johnson (Laura Johnson), and Robert Bruner (Janine Bruno); one daughter, Samantha Sadlowski and five grandchildren, Christopher Bruner, Kaitlyn Johnson, Eryn Johnson, Abby Johnson and Ethan Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be made to The J.P. Home, P.O. Box 584, La Plata, MD 20646.
The graphic featured above is courtesy of our Brother Earl Gatewood