Robert Lugo Jr, US Army (ret)
Robert (RJ) Lugo, Jr served 22 years in the US Army, from April 28, 1994 – May 31, 2016. He traveled the world and enjoyed every year he was in the military. RJ made friends that live throughout the US and the world. He served in multiple combat tours and lost “too many friends” both here and abroad.
His family has military men and women in their blood line dating back to the Spanish American War, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan. RJ always knew he wanted to served in the army and after learning of his lineage that made him want to continue that legacy. Although he doesn’t like to talk about himself he has proven time and again, when he was called and it mattered most, he lived a life most could not and was proud to be a soldier.
RJ has been riding some form of two-wheels his entire life. RJ said, “I have been riding motorcycles for as long as I can remember. Riding for me heals my soul, no matter what I am dealing with or what problems I’m facing once I get on that bike I am free and all my worries are just lifted.”
For RJ riding motorcycles is something that heals the pain of lost loved ones and the worries of this world. It helps him regain his strength and balance in life. He once heard a movie quote “ Burn Rubber Not your Soul” and that stuck with him for life because of what it means on a deeper level. He currently rides a Harley Davidson Road King Special.
VCR is honored to have this American hero join us on the ride to Sturgis.