Wounded Times

Where Veterans Get Their News

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nam Knights suffers loss after fatal accident

There should be a correction on this. Both of them were wearing helmets.

UPDATE names released
Gennaro Dilauri, Gerry was a really special man. He had a smile that would brighten any day. He was also very caring. We will miss him for a long time until we see him again one day. I can't say much more than that right now about him other than please hold his family in your prayers.




1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle wrecks on I-75
The two motorcyclists were among about 25 who were traveling from Orlando to Lake City.
By Austin L. Miller
Staff writer


Published: Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 6:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 1:13 a.m.
A group of motorcyclists traveling together northbound on Interstate 75 on Friday morning were involved in a chain-reaction crash near the State Road 326 exit that claimed the life of a Merritt Island man.

According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, a bag fell from one of the motorcycles, causing several of the other motorcyclists to swerve to avoid hitting the bag, which caused the group to separate.

In the confusion, four riders were ejected off their motorcycles.

Officials said 69-year-old Gennaro Dilauri of Merritt Island was taken to Munroe Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Another cyclist, Jack Darrell Helton, 35, of Longwood, was taken to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville in critical condition.

Two other cyclists suffered minor injuries.
go here for more

http://www.ocala.com/article/20091121/ARTICLES/911211009


Jack Darrell Helton is the son of Jack, a Nam Knight who passed away in August. Please hold this family in your prayers for all they are going through as they wait for Jack Darrell Helton to heal.

Jack Helton Share E-mail Visit Guest Book
HELTON, JACK, 56, of Orlando, FL passed away unexpectedly August 11, 2009. Jack will be remembered as a man of few words, who laughed often and had a heart of gold. He proudly served in the US Air Force for 13 years including a tour in Vietnam; he was the recipient of numerous awards and was medically retired in 1984. He also served 15 years at the U.S. Post Office in the University Branch, Winter Park, FL. While his greatest joy was his love for his children and grandchildren, he also had a special place in his heart for his Harley Davidson motorcycle and his brothers of the Nam Knights where he was one of the original six members who started the Orlando Chapter of the club. He is survived by his son Jack Darrell, Longwood and his daughter Joy Michelle Harris, Orlando; five grandchildren; his mother Jackie, Corbin, KY and three sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM, at Asbury UMC, Maitland FL. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to: Nam Knights of America, 659 Hardwood Circle, FL 32828, Put in memo line: In Memory of Jack Helton.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/orlandosentinel/obituary.aspx?n=jack-helton&pid=131570260



Heart sick! Please hold them all in your prayers.




One dead in multiple motorcycle crash on I-75

Staff Report


Published: Friday, November 20, 2009 at 1:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 20, 2009 at 3:16 p.m.
OCALA - A group of motorcyclists traveling together northbound on Interstate 75 Friday morning were involved in a chain reaction accident just south of mile marker 358 that claimed the life of one man.

According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, a bag fell from one of the cycles. Several of the other motorcyclists swerved to avoid hitting the bag, which caused the group to separate.

In the confusion, two people were ejected.

Officials said a 69-year-old man from Merritt Island, who was taken to Munroe Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

The other cyclist was taken to Shands at the University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville in critical condition. The gender is not known at this time.

One member of the group, the Nam-Knights America, said they are based in Orlando and there about 25 cyclists. He said they were from the Orlando and Tampa area, met up in Wildwood this morning, and were traveling to Lake City, "just to get away."
read more here
One dead in multiple motorcycle crash on I-75

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does Anyone know anything about a second crash that happened to the same group the very next day? Unfortunately they lost another brother and it is unclear whether it was because of this accident. May they both ride free now on the wings of angels, ride free my brothers and you families are in our prayers.

Chaplain Kathie said...

Thank you for posting his name. I heard about another loss the same weekend.

There were three deaths that weekend and several hurt in accidents.

Chaplain Kathie said...

Darrell Dean Canter Share E-mail Visit Guest Book
Canter, Darrell Dean Aug. 22, 1961-Nov. 21, 2009. Beloved father of Ryan Canter; dear son of Charles and Linda Canter and JuleAnn and Carl Martin; dear brother of Pam Salamone, Beverly Niemann, Judy Roberts, Carla Wade, Randy Martin, Keith and Chris Canter, our dear uncle. Darrell attended Ritenour School and joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 retiring at 37 as a 1st Class Petty Officer. While riding with his motorcycle club he had a fatal accident in Florida. Services: Memorial service will be held at Have Bible Will Travel Church, 1724 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 at 5 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 5. Immediately following there will be a gathering at Cactus Inn, 10570 Page Ave., St. Louis 63132.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=darrell-dean-canter&pid=136857618

Anonymous said...

THE HAPPIEST DAY OF OUR LIVES, WHEN THE LORD BLESSED US WITH A BABY BOY. DARRELL YOU LIVE ON IN HIM.THE THREE OF US MADE AWESOME, AMAZING MEMORIES.
YOU WERE OUR ROCK! HUG MY BROTHER, SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE. NO GREATER LOVE, DC

Tucson Auto Accident said...

My deepest condolences go out to Gerry's family. May his good soul rest in peace.