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Motorcycle club aids veteran widow

By Christine Simmonds | Jan 11, 2021
Photo by: Christine Simmonds Members of the Gary Owen Motorcycle Club repair Elsie Rackliff's roof in Spruce Head Jan. 8.

Spruce Head — Members of the Garry Owen Motorcycle Club traveled to Spruce Head to repair the roof of Elsie Rackliff.

The club has chapters throughout Maine, and works to help veterans.

Rackliff’s husband Harold, a highly decorated World War II veteran, died in 2010. Since then Rackliff has maintained the house on her own.

Rackliff did not know the group was coming to fix her home, and said she was surprised and happy for the help.

Derek Tripp, a member of the club, said all material and labor was donated for the project.

Tripp said the club would replace the old roof, which had been leaking, with a metal one.

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Comments (5)
Posted by: Lee H. Marshall | Jan 12, 2021 11:32

many thanks to my daughter for recognizing her needs and doing the researching to find the help. And to GOMC for doing the work for her.

Posted by: ANANUR FORMA | Jan 11, 2021 17:31

incredibly kind. such good news. I love hearing "good news!!!" More proof that people are good.

Posted by: Steven D Bryant | Jan 11, 2021 15:34

As a disabled veteran these stories really hit home. Thank you to all involved in this project. You are all true soldiers.

Posted by: Susan Harriman | Jan 11, 2021 14:10



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jan 11, 2021 13:58

Thank you!  You all are so AWESOME!!!!  Such a wonderful article!!!


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