07 April 2018: Terry Lee Belson passed on March 22nd, 2018 in Arroyo Grande, California from complications following Lung Cancer.
Terry is survived by his loving wife Ruth Ann, their 7 children, 10 grand children, two brothers and three sisters. Terry was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in July 1949 and came to the Central Coast in 1991 with his family. Terry was Proud to serve his country in Vietnam from 1968-1969 and served the remainder of his military service at Camp Lejeune.
Terry was a Multiple Purple Heart recipient, among many other honors and medals. Terry was an active member of the American Legion post 136 and the Founding Father of the American Legion Riders in Arroyo Grande, CA. Terry loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping with his family and friends and riding his motorcycle to numerous fundraisers with his fellow riders. Terry will always be in our hearts and our memories of him will never fade, for he is a true American hero to many of us.
Welcome Home Military Heroes participated with Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders starting at 10am. They escorted the family from Post 136 in Arroyo Grande to the funeral home in Grover Beach.
Once the escort arrived to the funeral home we had a flag line set up.
Even during the rain our members proudly stood outside holding the American Flags to honor Mr. Belson and his family!
To watch video:
WHMH Live Feed on TAPS and Gun Salute
WHMH Live Feed from Escort
Below are organization that participated:
Welcome Home Military Heroes
American Legion Post 136 – Arroyo Grande
American Legion Post 66 – San Luis Obispo
American Legion Post 48 – Oxnard
Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 982
Central Coast Leather Necks
Bikers against Child Abuse
Patriot Guard Riders
American Legion Riders
United States Submarine Veterans
“No Duty is More Urgent, than that of Returning Thanks.”
-Welcome Home Military Heroes