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Our Family - Retired Members



Harold Butler

Born to the late Wilbert and Dezzie Butler in Montgomery, Al.  Graduated from Peabody High in 1965, and attended the local college (MTI).  Joined the military in 1973 served for over 20 years and retired in 1993.  Married to Helen Drake Butler and we have five children.  I joined the Masonic Order where I serve as the Post Master in Silver Square Lodge in Fayetteville, NC.  Currently a security officer on Ft. Bragg.

Gary Fisher

MR. Gary Fisher "Fish" born and raised in New York. I spent 26 years in the Military (Army) and retired in 2002.  I am married with a son, step-daughter and 2 grandchildren from my son.  I enjoy outdoor activities and riding my "Wing". I've been riding for about 20 years and look forward to full retirement so my wife and I can do more sightseeing via 2 wheels.  I’ve been a Buffalo Soldier for 2 years and have enjoyed every minute.  Currently I work in the Health Care Field as a trainer/consulter. I also do mentoring and provide services to troubled youth and adults.

See you out there, ride easy and be safe.


Ron "Ghost-Rider" Grooms

Mr.Grooms originally hails from Republic, PA. He is married to his wife, Mary and has three children. He has been retired from the US Army for 21 years. Ron goes by the name "ghost-rider". His motto is "have bike, will ride."

Bike: Honda Goldwing


Mary Grooms

Mary was born in Roseboro, NC. She is currently a library technician, she also has been a Mary Kay Director for 13 years


Greg Hayes

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Lilibeth "Beth" C. Hudson

Beth is the third child of six of Precy and Felix Coloma of Honolulu, HI. She was born on February 24, 1960 in Laoag City, Phil. She graduated from high school at Mariano Marcos University in 1978 in Laoag City, Phil. Mrs. Hudson finished her Nursing Degree at Far Eastern University in Manila, Phil. in 1982.

After college, Beth decided to join her family in Honolulu, HI. She has two children, Jaear, 20, taking Computer Science and Ruby Anne, 19, studying for her BS in Nursing. Beth started riding motorcycles in 1995, when her and her husband Terry, members of the GWRRA-K2, since then she enjoys riding with the Buffalo Soldiers.



Terrence Hudson

Terrence E. Hudson AKA T-HUD was born in Chicago, Ill, by way of Honolulu, HI. He has two sons Terrence, 16, and Tyler, 10. Terrence joined the military in 1986, his background is in Southeast Asia.T-Hud has been riding for 10 years. He and his wife started riding with the Gold Wing Rider Association-K2 of North Carolina in 1993. Since then they have joined the North Carolina Chapter Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. They have been riding with the Soldiers since June 2002. This a Great Organization take a look at this website, there's nothing like it.

T-Hud signs off by saying: "Be Yourself or You Will Find Yourself By Yourself With Nobody To Blame But Yourself"....Ride Safe

Earl C. Kemp

Earl was born on September 17, 1953 to Earl and Lola Matthews-Kemp in Sampson County. He graduated from Roseboro-Salemburg High School in 1972. On August 1973, he enlisted in the US Army. After completing his training he was assigned to numerous duty stations the last one being in Fort Richardson, Alaska. While in the US Army he was decorated with many medals and badges some of which were the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the National Defense Ribbon, and the M-16 Sharp Shooter Qualification Badge.He left the US Army after completing 8 years of service. Earl was employed with the US Postal Service from 1981 to 1987 in Anchorage, Alaska. After returning to North Carolina in 1987, he held numerous jobs: a meat cutter, a food inspector and a truck driver, from which he retired in July 1997.

He went on to attend Heritage Bible College in Dunn, North Carolina in January 2000, where he is still studying to be a minister. He also attends St. Peters United Holiness Church in Keener, North Carolina, in which he majors in Pastol Ministry.


Luby "Double L" Lee

Born on June 15, 1953 in Wayne County, North Carolina to Mr. Luby A. Lee and Vera S. Lee. He graduated from Southern Wayne High School in Dudley, North Carolina in 1971.

Luby married the former Dale Worrells. They were blessed with three children {Tara, Edward, and Arica}, and they also have three granddaughters {Tiara, Alexis, and De'sia}.

Mr. Lee joined the United States Army in October 1972. He was stationed at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska from 1975 to 1978. In 1983, he exited the Army.

His hobbies include riding bikes, working on old Chevy's, praising the Lord and singing with the Male Choir at Simon Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

Bike: Honda Goldwing



Firman Matthews

Rev Firman E. Matthews, Bike name ” STINKEY”

Born and raised in Port Norris NJ the real country. Stinkey served in the Army from 1964-1968 during the Vietnam War. Firman has been riding motorcycle for more than 43 years.  At the age of 12 he had a 51 Cushman All State Scooter by (Sears), his first street bike was a 1960 BSA 650. Stinkey” moved to Fayetteville to marry his childhood sweetheart of 27 years  Coralisa Palmer (Baby-Doll).

  He joined the North Carolina Buffalo Soldiers in 2005, he currently rides a Honda Goldwing with a Harley FB as a back-up. Firman Matthews, is a ordained Reverend, of Beauty Spot Missionary Baptist Church Fayetteville NC. Rev Matthews Loves serving God he enjoys teaching, reading and singing. Rev Matthews is married to Coralisa Matthews.
To God Be The Glory


Thomas "Max" Maxwell

“Max” was born the 24th of June 1960 in Onslow County, NC to Tom & Hannah Maxwell. After graduating from Jacksonville Sr. High in 1978, Tom began a tour of military duty, which sent him to oversea duty stations in Germany, Korea and Central America, and stateside tours at Ft. Knox, and Ft. Bragg.

Tom is a proud father of two Adrienne and Phillip 20 and 17 years old respectively; one’s attending college and the other is completing High School. Today Tom is married to Sheryl and is activists in the community from chairing community watch programs to coaching youth football and basketball athletics’.
Hobbies include bike riding, running and traveling.

Bike: Harley Davidson (Duce)      

Larry "Peacemaker" Paylor

Larry Paylor was born on 15 October 1952 to Ethel Paylor from Pittsburgh, PA. His military career began when he was drafted in 1972 where he attended basic training at Ft Dix NJ and formal training in the Signal Corps at Ft Gordon, GA.

Since entering the Army, he served five tours overseas. One with the 1st Signal Brigade in Korea and four tours in Germany, Kaiserslautern, Worms, Darmstadt, Wildflecken, and Bad Kissingen.

Stateside assignments include two tours at Ft Bragg, NC, Ft Benning, GA, Ft Ritchie, MD, and Ft Huachuca where he retired after 30 years and 17 days. He is married to the former Joyce Porter, also from Pittsburgh, PA and has been married for 30 years. He has a son, Shawn 28, who lives in Atlanta, GA and a daughter Jamia, 23 who lives in Baltimore, MD.

He has been riding off and on since 1982 and rides a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic.

Hobbies include, woodworking, matting and framing, old cars and a collector of Buffalo Soldiers prints.

Bike: Harley Classic


Dennis Peterson

Dennis M. Peterson, aka Pete, aka Deputy Dawg enlisted in the United States Army on June 12, 1974, in the delayed entry program. He went on to active duty on August 31, 1974. Mr. Peterson attended basic combat training at Ft. Benning, GA., as well as advanced individual training. Pete's military assignments include tours of duty in Germany, Korea, Grenada, Panama, Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, Ft. Eustis, VA., Ft. Monroe, VA., Ft. Bragg, NC., and Ft. Dix, NJ.His military education includes the 7th Army Non-Commissioned Officers' Academy, The NCO Basic and Advanced Course, First Sergeants' Course, Drill Sergeant School, Basic Airborne School and Jumpmasters Course. He also graduated from numerous other military courses and schools. During his career, he had a long list of accomplishments and received many awards and decorations.Prior to retiring, he attended the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. After serving our country for over 22 years, he retired and a went on to serve his community as a Deputy Sheriff. He has worked over seven years as a Deputy Sheriff for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and is now a Field Training Officer.

Pete is one of the chartered members of the NC Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. He rides a red 2002 GoldWing and serves as Sergeant of Arms. He is single and has a 13 year old son.


Joyce "Pooh Bear" Paylor

Joyce is a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Clairton High School in 1973, where she met her husband also from Pittsburgh PA.  Joyce is from a large family of 12 children, 9 brothers (one deceased) and two sisters.   She works at Womack Army Hospital at Ft Bragg.  Her hobbies include dressing up in different costumes to entertain children and adults and also collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia.   She is a trained volunteer in the Guardian ad Litem Program in Judicial District # 12 of Fayetteville, NC.  Joyce has been a riding member since 2004 and rides a Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster.  Joyce has been married for 34 years and has two children, a daughter named Jamia and a Son named Shawn.  She also has a grand daughter named Alyssa who is 4 years old. 

Bike: 1200 Harley Sportster


Donald "Hog Runner" Pritchard

Donald Pritchard AKA Hog-Runner was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.

He spent 20 good years in the US Army; with a food service background managing FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS at FT.HUACHUCA AND FT.BRAGG. Presley in transportation. He has three children and two grandchildren. He's enjoying life his lovely wife Loretta


Loretta Pritchard AKA Lo

I was raised in Los Angeles CA. Have five children from 26 to 34 and nine grand children. Have enjoyed decorating homes and business over the last 20 years. Currently raising my 13-year-old grand son Andrew. Presley has decorating business on Cumberland rd.

Leon Robinson

Janice "Butterfly" Washington

She was born in the country but considers herself a city girl. Mrs. Washington has worked in the dental field since 1983. Janice is the wife of Nate-Dogg, and has been married for 24 years. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

Janice is definitely an adventure seeker who loves to read, dance, work out, and travel. She also seems to love a good challenge. Mrs. Janice "Butterfly" Washington lives to ride.


Nathaniel Washington

Nate-Dogg was born and raised in North Carolina, in the city of Fayetteville. He has been employed with the U.S. Army for almost 29 years as a Aviation Maintenance Officer. He is also a sergeant on the Cumberland County Sheriff Department, protecting the people of North Carolina. He has over sixteen years of motorcycle experience.



Oscar West

I, Oscar West AKA “Old School”, proudly served in the U.S. Army for 20 years 1 month. My most enjoyable assignments were working as an Army recruiter/Guidance counselor for 7 years and as Club Manager for 8 years. During that time I earned a degree in Business Management. After retiring, I worked as Club Director for twelve years for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Additionally, I owned a restaurant for five years.

I started riding motorcycles in 1972 and presently own a Honda Gold Wing.



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