Gene Sutton still remembers the last conversation he had with his son, Lance Corporal Steve Sutton, who served in the United States Marine Corps.
Who he referred to as Steve-O
"He called me and asked me if he can come get a Sea-doo."
Sutton died while serving in Afghanistan three years ago. His dad still gets emotional when he talks about him.
"I don't want to go into it you know I mean."
Friends describe Sutton as fun loving guy who loved a challenge.
"He was crazy man he um, you told he couldn't do something he was going to do it. Uh he enjoyed life he lived it to the fullest."
And his memory lives on as the community honors him each year during this memorial ride.
They host it each year in June, the same month he buried his son.
"We just said we going to set it up about the time that we buried him, which is about the second week of June."
The group travels ride from Lee County and into Albany.
The event is also a fundraiser. All the proceeds are given to organizations who honor military heroes.
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