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A Son is Asking for Others to Ride with His Veteran Dad on His Final Ride


CIRCLEVILLE – A man with passion for two wheels is asking for people to ride with him on what he calls his, “final ride.”

Dan Hunter a Vietnam vet told his family around five years ago that he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and over the years he’s fought hard against it. Since then his family and Hunter have had a long road and their lives have not been the same. Sadly that diagnosis has developed into stage four cancer and now Hunter has decided to forgo any more treatments and “ride it out,” and thats exactly what his family and friends intend to do.

His son Johnny Hunter says that his “pops” has a to-do list that he’s working on checking off, and an event he describes as his pops, “final ride” will happen during the take back the strip event on May 2rd.

Johnny asks that anyone with two wheels to come ride with him and his dad to honor a mans final ride, to help him check off his list and make something memorable.

Johnny says,”that his dad has always been passionate about his Harley and “wind therapy,” its one of his dreams to have a final ride, he is just trying to organize a ride to honor a wonderful man who raised him and served and defended his country during Vietnam. His aim is to get his pops a big smile during one of his last wishes.”


Meeting place: AMVETS area in Circleville. 818 Tarlton Rd, Circleville Ohio 43113.

Meeting time: 3:30 pm

Kickstands up: 4:30pm

“We then plan of going on at 20-30ish mile cruise ending in downtown circleville. Circleville is hosting a “Cruise the Strip” event that begins at 6pm. You are more than welcome to roll through town with us, or part and go your separate way after this.

Link for “Cruise the Strip” Event : http://www.sciotopost.com/breaking-take-back-strip-back-cruisin-next-month/

Please keep in mind to practice all social distancing guidelines during this event!

This is NOT a charity event, however if you wish to make a donation to Pops to help fulfill some of his final wishes, we will be forever grateful. You can make donations via PayPal or Venmo. I have posted those below. A donation is not necessary to participate!

Venmo: @Johnny-Hunter-99
PayPal : [email protected]

Lastly, I cannot thank all of you enough. This guy hasn’t had anything to look forward to in a very long time. He told me yesterday, he can barely sleep due to excitement to meet everyone and ride!. We have had interest from 10tv to cover the event and that’s because of all of the support we are receiving from all of you. With all this being said, I cannot wait to meet everyone and to make a memory that my Pops, myself, and our family will cherish forever!

Link to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/856186564854718/