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Annual LTD Memorial Tour stops in Morris

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The annual L.T.D. Memorial Tour was held Saturday, June 27.

The motorcycle ride was founded to honor the memories of three members of the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry, who lost their lives in Baghdad in 2005.

An estimated 600 bikers participated in the event.

Staff Sgt. David Day, First Lt. Jason Timmerman and Sgt. Jesse Lhotka were killed by a roadside bomb as they were tending to other troops injured in a rollover.

The annual ride started in Montevideo and traveled to Madison, then Ortonville to Morris, and concluded in Appleton. Money raised from the ride and a raffle provides scholarships bearing the names of the three men.