Sep 21, 2022

Motorcycle escort for Dave Schoonover is Sunday

Posted Sep 21, 2022 2:46 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. —  A flagged motorcycle escort is planned for army veteran and longtime American Legion member Dave Schoonover. The ride will be on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the South Hutchinson Veterans Memorial. Schoonover was killed in a motorcycle accident in Arkansas while on his way with other American Legion Legacy Riders to the beginning of this year’s Legacy Ride in August. 

The American Legion says 125-150 bikes from all over the state of Kansas and also from surrounding states are expected.  Schoonover was a very involved member of the American Legion, especially with the Legacy Ride Scholarship Fundraising efforts to benefit children of deceased and disabled Veterans allowing them to attend college on scholarships.  He was an officer on the State and National level and a board member of the Cripple Creek annual Veterans Celebration Board.  Schoonover was also very involved with the POW/MIA Mission to identify and bring home every soldier listed.

The parade will start at the memorial and proceed north on Main Street through South Hutchinson to the Avenue A exit. It  will then travel up Adams Street to 4th Avenue and then head west on 4th to the American Legion Lysle Rishel Post 68.

The South Hutchinson and Hutchinson Police Departments along with the Reno County Sheriff’s Department will provide an escort so that the motorcycles may travel safely without interruption once they leave the Memorial. 

There will also be a flag line at the American Legion Post to honor Schoonover as the motorcycles arrive. The Post would also like to have the public line the route with flags as much as possible during that time.

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