The Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club is a traditional MC comprised of 100% Vets. We are not a Veterans MC. The phrase "Two Patches; One Club" describes the fact that even though we have 2 different names, the Viet Nam Vets and the Legacy Vets are the same club. One is not a support for the other.
The Viet Nam Vets:
The Viet Nam Vets is an international organization with members in Europe, Asia and the United States. We are made up of both in-country and Vietnam-era vets. We are bonded by history, and united by principles to form a proud and unique Biker Brotherhood: The Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club.
We have pledged to contribute our energy, time and resources to build a better future for all veterans and their families. Our prime directive is to do everything within our power to bring our POW/MIA Brothers home, and to insist that our government provide accountability for each of these patriots.
Members of the Viet Nam Vets continue to honor our solemn oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and domestic. We also make every effort to reach out to other Vietnam Veterans with whatever assistance we can offer, whether it be helping them understand their rights and benefits, or helping them wrestle with the bureaucratic system that seems to have been organized to deny them. We often sponsor awareness events within our communities to help bring to light the plight of often forgotten Veterans.
Our Brothers share a strict set of codes, ethics and values. We are not a criminal organization nor do we have any intention of becoming one. We do feel strongly about government infringement on personal liberties and civil rights, and will speak up and take action as appropriate. We do not get involved with the private business of other motorcycle clubs or their problems. We strive to respect the freedom of the wind and the road.
"We are the Brotherhood in the Wind"
We returned from an unpopular war, scarred mentally and physically to a besieged Nation. We served honorably when called upon and during a time when it was socially acceptable for our peers to burn their draft cards or flee to Canada. Wanting only justification and reasons for the death, destruction and sacrifices that were made in South East Asia. Instead of the absolution we sought, we were lied to by our Government, demonized by the media, some veteran groups, and the public.
Most Vietnam Vets decided to blend back into society, by attempting to hide their Vietnam service. Others refused to hide, and many of them became bikers, and remained FREE MEN.
The Legacy Vets:
The definition of "Legacy" is a gift or Honor handed down through a family line. We, the Legacy Vets, gladly accept a gift of responsibility from our Viet Nam Vets Brothers. They’ve come before us and are entrusting us to carry on their visions, principles and traditions well into the future.
"A Brotherhood of Warriors!" We, the Legacy Vets Brothers are ALL current Military or Veterans who’ve entered the Military and served Honorably after December 1975.
Our goals are to contribute our time, efforts and resources to the Viet Nam Vets by following their examples and leadership in creating a better future for all veterans and their families. At the same time assuming an increasing level of responsibilities of the expanding operations of our Motorcycle Club. All Legacy Vets Brothers are advocates and activist for veterans rights and related issues.
Our primary mission is to do whatever is necessary to bring our POW/MIA Brothers home from ALL Wars and to insist on full accountability from our elected officials. As advocates, we participate in motorcycle & community activities to draw public attention to the unique problems of all Veterans, especially the Vietnam Veterans. As activists, by organizing motorcycle events within our communities, which help all Veterans that are unable to help themselves.
The Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets MC continue to honor our solemn oath to Defend & Protect the Constitution of the United States and the inalienable principles on which it is formulated.
"We fought together – We'll ride together.”
The Brothers of the Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets MC share more than common military experiences, we also share a common set of social codes and values. We are the returning Warriors from Beirut, Panama, El Salvador, Grenada, Somalia, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and what ever happened last week. We've been humiliated and ostracized for our Patriotic service, then lied to, denied medical and reorientation benefits from our own Government. We were sent to fight in foreign lands in defense our nations founding principles of Freedom and a Constitutional Republic. We're proud of our service, and if it makes us incompatible with others in America today, they need to deal with it.
We're not a criminal organization nor do we intend to become one. Nor do we have any intention of getting involved with other motorcycle clubs business, or their problems. However, we feel strongly about Government infringements upon any citizens personal liberty and civil rights. Consider that the values that we've fought for on foreign soil are more important to us here in America.
"We respect all Motorcycle Brotherhoods who share the freedom of the wind and the road."
Chapter E "Hell on Wheels":
Our Chapter adopted the name "Hell on Wheels" in honor of the rich history of the union pacific railroad in Cheyenne. The men who built the railroad (many of whom were veterans of the civil war) would set up camps along the route and those moving camps were collectively nicknamed "Hell on wheels". These men were tough as nails and worked in horrible conditions to build Lincoln's railroad across the United States. We as a chapter carry on that spirit of western freedom and ingenuity; men who charge ahead with grit and determination after coming home from fighting America's wars.