David L Haskell (Wiskers) (New Hampshire Coordinator)
I served in the US Marine Corps Reserves 1959-1960, 155 Howitzers/Camp Lejeune, NC & South Weymouth Naval Air Station, USMCR, VMA 322 Fighting Gamecocks, North American FJ-3 Fury Aircraft Maintenance & Blimp Operations (handling the tether lines). SP5 · US Army Combat Engineers 1960-1963. Stationed at Fort Devens, MA, TDY-Camp Drum, NY, Deployed to Giessen, Germany shortly after the Berlin wall was put up.
I was a “Lineman for the County” (+many other positions), New England Telephone & Telegraph for 22 years and a Contract Telephone Engineer for 14 years.
I ride in Memory of my dad CDR HL Haskell USN who was an instructor for the Foreign Naval Officers at the Naval War College, Newport, RI. He was on the Battleship USS Colorado in the Pacific during WWII, he was also CDR of a Destroyer on the East Coast during the Korean War. When I went on Leave, I visited with two of the Naval Officers, one in Denmark, the other in Sweden. In Memory of my Uncle RE Carlson S1c USN who served on the Destroyer USS Hailey in the Pacific during WWII. In Honor of my Son MSG DC Haskell US Army (retired), Iraq Veteran, Bronze Star recipient. I have the honor of organizing the Motorcycle Escorts & Flags Lines for “Honor Flight New England” for the NH, MA & ME Patriot Guard Riders. I am currently the American Legion Riders Director for North Conway Post-95 Chapter & North Conway Post-95 Adjutant, Department of New Hampshire. I’m also involved with the North East POW/MIA Network, Vigil & Freedom Ride.
I’m looking forward to working with Gary Cloutier on improving the annual attendance of the AMRR each year here in NH. I had the privilege of being at last year’s AMRR Ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen NH. I was the Patriot Guard Riders RC in charge of the PGR Tall Flags. It was an honor working with Alaina Murphy & Gary Cloutier. I would like to thank former AMRR NH Coordinator Alaina Murphy for asking me to step up to the plate for her.
Gary D. Cloutier (kloot) (New Hampshire Coordinator)
Hello everyone, I’m Gary D. Cloutier (kloot), a proud veteran of the United States Air Force having served both active and reserve duty from August 1986 to October 2004. The AMRR holds a special interest to me as my military heritage is steeped in allied association. My principal service was as an Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief assigned to the 334th Tactical Fighter Squadron which was originally formed as part of the No. 71 Squadron RAF, an Eagle Squadron of American volunteers in Great Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF), then later activated as a USAAF unit at Bushey Hall, England. I am honored to be associated with the AMRR, an organization that recognizes the importance of remembering our allied military sacrifices. As of this writing I serve as Chaplain and American Legion Riders Director for Wesley Wyman Post 16, American Legion, Department of New Hampshire. Additionally, because my father is a member of The American Legion (USAF veteran of the Korean War) I also hold membership in the Sons of the American Legion. June 2013 will mark the 20th anniversary of my marriage to Lisa who is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and ALR. Military service is a part of my family history, I have a few uncles and cousins that answered the call to serve, and now that two of my nephews are on active duty, I can boast that the family has served in all branches of the US military, but enough on that.
It was my dad’s love of motorcycles that got me interested at an early age, I remember when I became big enough to safely hold on that my dad would take me for rides until I became old enough to get a license and my own bike. I have enjoyed motorcycling for nearly 40 years and currently keep the saddle of a 1998 Honda Shadow Ace Tourer warm usually from March through November, something about two wheels and icy roads just doesn’t work for me unlike having the ability to combine motorcycling with veteran causes. I wish to thank former AMRR NH Coordinator Alaina Murphy, and Chaplain Joyce Murnane for the work they did and for allowing me to take on a greater role here.