Anthony “Rebel” Indrieri, Retired, US Marine Corp
Anthony “Rebel” Indrieri was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Fontana, CA, near Kaiser Steel. In high school he ran track and cross country, and played football, but was a bit of young trouble maker, with too much time on his hands, a young man with something to prove. He joined the Marines before he graduated high school when he was seventeen. Most of his family are Veterans and steel workers.
During his time of service, he served over 18 years both active and reserve within three branches of the military; primarily as an active duty Marine NCO. Rebel was as a squad leader attached to the Helo Co 1st Battalion 1st Marines (SOC).They conducted real world tactical recovery aircraft and personnel and humanitarian operations.In combat they were attached to Amtracs as mechanized Infantry During Desert Shield/Storm.
Rebel was dealing with an undiagnosed head injury for a long time, as well as Gulf War syndrome, which was denied for several years.Congress had to pass a law to address it. He had five surgical procedures on his upper respiratory system to attempt to bring his function back to normal, all the while suffering from PTSD.
Rebel’s motorcycle riding started when he was in the Marines. Riding gave him back his sense of freedom and independence, uplifting his sense of self worth. He was drawn to motorcycles and his fellow Veterans by benefitting from the camaraderie and brotherhood of being on the road with one another. Rebel continues to feel the need to return such graces and bring more Veterans into the fold. Currently Rebel is the Sergeant-at-Arms (SAA) for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, 33-7 Chapter in California.
His favorite motorcycle experience was getting his Indian RoadMaster! He started out with an old Harley Davidson, but sold it when he had back to back deployments. After years of recovery from his combat injuries, Rebel is now in a position to give back to his fellow veterans.
Rebel recently graduated with degrees in geography AS, and GIS Geographic Information Sciences, and is currently working on his real estate license with his wife, Edith. He lives at the edge of Plumas Forest where he spends time with his family and on his acreage, rides his Indian RoadMaster and helps his fellow Veterans. He heard about the Veterans Charity Ride (VCR) organization through his fellow CVMA riders who participated in the VCR to Sturgis. He thought it was the coolest thing that the ride was sponsored by Indian Motorcycles. He was thrilled to be asked to be part of this years ride, and is honored to be supporting his fellow veterans. Rebel’s biggest regret in life is not having given more to the cause. He feels this is his opportunity to give back, helping fellow veterans who gave more than he did. By doing this it helps him, it is his therapy and he is looking forward to meeting the new veterans for VCR to Sturgis 2018.
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