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Motorcycle Club Pays a Special Visit to Veteran at St. Luke

OSWEGO – A visit from the Sons of Sam Motorcycle Club made for a wonderful and fun-filled summer night for some residents at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

Pictured are club members Patrick "Torque" Sandler-Hodges (left); and James "Bones" Motyka (right); as they visit with St. Luke resident and Korean War veteran Dick Penfield and thank him for his service.
Pictured are club members Patrick “Torque” Sandler-Hodges (left); and James “Bones” Motyka (right); as they visit with St. Luke resident and Korean War veteran Dick Penfield and thank him for his service.

Members of the club’s Oswego chapter stopped at the healthcare residence as part of their weekly ride and spent some time socializing and talking about their club, their motorcycles and true to the club’s mission, shared some comradery with a local veteran.

“The Sons of Sam Motorcycle Club is a military support club aimed towards supporting the U.S. armed forces, past, present and future,” said club member Steve Przepiora. “Our members are comprised of military veterans, active military and civilian military supporters. Our goal is to give back to those who have supported our country in any way possible. We stand for biking, brotherhood, freedom, and supporting our troops.”

Among the residents who had a visit with Club members was Korean War veteran Dick Penfield. Penfield received well-wishes from a number of riders, including Patrick “Torque” Sandler-Hodges and James “Bones” Motyka.

“Were are honored to do this small deed for Mr. Penfield and his fellow residents considering the great sacrifice he made for us serving in the Korean war,” said Przepiora.

“We truly appreciated being able to host the Sons of Sam Motorcycle Club members,” said Donna Rose, Director of Activities at St. Luke. “What a great group of people; everyone went out of their way to show kindness to our residents and I know that a few enjoyed getting a chance to sit on a motorcycle. That this group came to pay their respects to our veterans and thank them for their service was an incredible gesture and it meant something to our folks.”

St. Luke Health Services is a part of the St. Luke Family of Caring is an affiliation of community-based, not-for-profit healthcare providers serving the greater Oswego County area.

Affiliates include St. Luke, Bishop’s Commons Enriched Living Residence and St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego, and Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton.

Together we provide care and services to more than 400 people each day. On the web at www.stlukehs.com.

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  1. See all the bikers are not scary it is a proven fact that we do more or charity then any one else. I am not a member of S.O.S. But,I am proud to call some of them from Syracuse chapter my friends. Beautiful thing they have done !!!!!!

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