Trevor Keller may have medically retired from the Army in December, but the veteran said he stills feels strongly about supporting soldiers and their families.
“Whenever the incident occurred (April 2) at Fort Hood ... it reminded me of the last time the Fort Hood shooting happened and how many of my soldiers were affected,” Keller said.
So Keller took action through his position as president of the Green Knights Chapter 110. The motorcycle club is hosting a fundraiser ride Saturday with proceeds going to the National Compassion Fund to help the families and soldiers impacted by the April 2 shooting on post that left four dead and 16 wounded.
“I just wanted to do my part and actually help and take care of our own,” said Keller, who served the Army for 12 years. “It’s something that’s always been near and dear to my heart and I just can’t stand back and not do anything.”
The local Green Knights chapter has 25 members, all with some form of military service.
The ride begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fort Hood Harley-Davidson, 875 W. Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights. The route loops around Killeen, passes the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery and ends back at the dealership, where live music, a raffle and vendors will be available starting around noon.
“Come out and have fun,” Keller said.
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