George Johnsen is 69 years old biker and Airbone ranger veteran who served in Vietnam from Humble, TX, is not a type of a man that you will expect to break down in tears in front of his family. But that exactly happens in front of his house, when his son brings to him his Christmas present.
About a month ago, George Johnsen’s son took the bike and told him that he is going to do little work on it. He brought the bike to his home to Baytown, TX, a suburb of Houston, which is 20 miles away from Humble. It has been done a “little work” on the 2003 Honda VTX 1800R.
The old bike has some new custom chrome tailpipes that sound really sweet. Also has new custom handlebars. But the best thing, that made Mr. Johnsen cry, is the painted bike in murals to honor the years of serving the country as a soldier. A talented painter friend of his son did it. The logo of “Airbone” with some soldiers hitting the ground in Vietnam.
His son, Scot Hartman, says that he has been collecting parts and searching for them online, he ran into a guy named Jeremy Worth, who also has been a Vietnam Vet and when Scot told him what he is going to do with the parts, Mr. Worth immediately shipped them to Scot.
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WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee