The Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Ca-33-2,a non-profit Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces thundered into Copperopolis on Sunday afternoon (6-24-12) to visit the Sports Pub and show their support for the newly formed Copperopolis VFW Post 12118.
Dining on spaghetti and meatballs served by the Post 12118 Ladies Auxiliary, the veterans joked, laughed and shared a strong camaraderie almost instantly with the combat veterans of the Copper VFW Post. The CVMA riders mirrored the Copperopolis Post members, with combat veterans representing WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
The CVMA mission is 'to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms.' On Sunday's ride they held true to their mission statement, purchasing lunch, making donations and raising much needed funds for the fledgling Copper VFW Post.
Commander Al Gilbert thanked them for their support, as did most all veterans and supporters present.
Author Charity Maness was on site to autograph copies of her book "It's Lonely Here in Hell" Love Letters from Nam.