'It's so amazing': Motorcyclists visit families of fallen soldiers

'It's so amazing': Motorcyclists visit families of fallen soldiers

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - He was a father, a brother and a son. For Geneva Hollis, the loss of her son Samuel Huxford in April is still very fresh.

"People used to tease him, he was a momma's boy because he just loved me so much," said Hollis.
    
Huxton, an Army paratrooper, died just two days short of his 23rd birthday. He suffered from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.

"Sometimes I feel really alone," said Hollis. "This shows me I'm not."

On Saturday, hundreds of motorcyclists from all over the state and the country visited Huxford's family and others who have lost loved ones to the war.

It's part of the 'Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Ride.' Riders take a two day trip up Interstate 5, visiting seven families from Roseburg to Keizer.

"We want them to know that we're never going to forget the sacrifice of their loved one and the sacrifice that their family made," said executive director Warren Williamson.

Williamson started the ride last year.

"It's a powerful thing you know, and you see how much it means to the families," he said.

"It's pretty emotional," said rider Josh Kitto. "It's just and awesome feeling to be able to be a part of this."

For Hollis, it's just the support she and her family needs.

"I can't even really put it in words, it's just, Sam would be blown away, he's probably up there going 'yeah cool,'" she said.