Paul Ehline died from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma as a direct result of his exposure to toxic chemicals used in chemicals and defoliants to clear jungle canopies in Vietnam around fire bases. Like former lance corporal, and now pastor Robert Hammond, who was also stationed at Camp Pendleton, many fellow Marines have become cancer victims.
“Hello and welcome to the Paul Ehline Memorial Ride, based in Los Angeles, CA. I am attorney Michael Ehline. I am the son of recently departed Swedish Viking warrior Paul Ehline, USMC (Ret.). It’s been several years since Paul’s eternal soul left this earth. Losing him, for me, it’s been the most confusing, depressing, and calamitous of my life.”
On 8-15-20, at Lytle Creek Firing Line, our Marine brothers and sisters gathered and listened to a Marine bugler and bagpiper play taps, locked our bodies, and celebrated Paul’s official memorial motorcycle ride. As a result, it was decided to create a special non-profit organization to celebrate veterans and raise awareness about service-related cancer.
We have all seen in the news how Camp Lejeune, where Paul Ehline was stationed before volunteering for a second tour to Vietnam, is plastered all over the news. Our mission is to fight on behalf of military veterans and their families.
Raising awareness, we hope, we spur more legislation to extend to spouses of vets and their offspring. We also hope to see similar legislation passed for survivors of toxic water at El Toro and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. There is evidence that the offspring of toxic chemical exposure victims also develop personality disorders and cancers. Why are we not helping our vets, children, and spouses more?
At the end of his life, Paul became heavily involved in military vet organizations. His son, with the help of fellow Marines, is a founding member and he offers love, support, and anything he can to support the motorcycle community, as they spread the word and help fight for cancer survivors and their families.”
Donations submitted through donation forms on PaulEhlineRide.Org are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by U.S. and state laws. These will be in U.S. Federal Reserve Notes. Paul Ehline Memorial Ride™ is a U.S. nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable Section 501(c)(19) organization that benefits US Armed Forces veterans under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. (Tax identification number 85-4040563.)