Darrel Canter, USN AZ(AW) Ret, Lexington Park, 28 Nov 09

Chief Canter, a Gulf War veteran, succumbed to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident on Saturday November 21, 2009. After retiring in 1998 from the Naval Aviation Maintenance Office, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Darrell stayed on as a valuable resident of Southern Maryland. He immediately went to work for VSE Corporation supporting the F-18 program. At the time of his death Darrell was surrounded by his friends doing one of the activities he loved most, riding his motorcycle.  A long time member of the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, he was supporting a charity ride in Ocala Florida. The Nam Knights are an organization which provides funds and support to the families of veterans and law enforcement officers.  Darrell was an active member. One of his best friends was at his side. He is survived by his son Ryan who lives in Bristol Tennessee, his mother Juleann Martin and father Charles Edward Canter; Step parents, Carl Martin and Linda Canter; brother and sisters Keith, Pamela and Carla who live in and around St. Louis Missouri.

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to place a flag line to honor Chief Canter at funeral services on Saturday, 28 Nov 09.  It will be an honor to Stand for this retired Chief and Brother of the Nam Knights MC.

Ride Captain:  Brian Parnes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rally Location:  Sheetz Gas Station, 22711 Three Notch Rd, California, MD 20619-3073

Rally Time: 0945 hrs - 1015 hrs

KSU: 1015 for the short ride to the Church.  There is gas and amenities available at the Rally Location.

Projected weather for Saturday is Sunny with a high of 53 degrees and low of 36 degrees.  Dress appropriately for the weather.  Don't forget your 3x5 US Flags for the flag line.

We will form our flag lines for the viewings from 1030-1230 hrs and again for the Services at 1300 hrs.  Bike or cage, please come out to show your appreciation and respect for the long Military Service and continued support of our Nation's Defense that embodied Chief Canter's life.

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