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Motorcycle riders show support for fallen marine

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Motorcycle riders from across the Yakima Valley, including the Tri-Cities, rode out to Yakima Wednesday to show support for a fallen White Swan marine.

A group of about 40 riders rode their motorcycles from White Swan to Yakima early Wednesday morning. The group met up at Looney's Custom Cycle in Yakima, then rode out to where the funeral procession for Lance Cpl. Joe Jackson first began, in White Swan at around 9:00 a.m.

Several riders in the group are war veterans themselves. KNDO spoke to Les Lyczewski, a veteran, who says coming to Tahoma to show support was a big honor for him.

"We really love our veterans. We love our soldiers," explained Lyczewski, "We support everything they do over there, and we just pray to God that he keeps them out of harms way."

Lyczewski and his group were among the approximately 300 motorcycle riders, who came out to show their support for fallen marine Lance Cpl. Joe Jackson.