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posted Nov 29, 2010, 10:24 AM by Sue Etter   [ updated Nov 29, 2010, 11:38 AM by Jeff Etter ]


RUSKIN: Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate invaded Ruskin during the Veterans’ Day parade, on Saturday, November 13, 2010. The Peg Leg Krewe invited Veterans’ from all theatres of war and branches of the military to ride on the float, to honor them and show appreciation. The Ruskin VFW Post #6287 proudly awarded the Grand Marshall's Trophy to Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate.

Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate was pleased to have men and women join them, representing the Army, Navy and Marine Corps and had fought in WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Participants included: James Daniels, Fred Whitman, Gail Taylor, James Merrigan, Roger Taylor, Whiliam Chisholm, Louis Bixby, Robert Silverberg, Kim Kemp-Robinson, Ramona Hill, Bob Silverberg, Earl Williams, Don Reiter, and Tony Zipperer. The float was decorated patriotically with military service and unit flags that had been donated by Krewe member, Fran Reiter. 

Founded in 2004, Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate, Inc., fulfills wishes, provides prosthetic devices, offers financial support, and volunteer time to local amputees, their families, and organizations that work with amputees. The Krewe is an IRS 501(c)(3) recognized Non-Profit Corporation.  The Krewe also helps heroes and veterans that have returned from war and have experienced the loss of their limb(s). Last year a scholarship fund was established to assist those amputees who wish to continue their education at either an accredited college/university or through programs at a technical/training school.  To date the Krewe has awarded more than $160,000 in scholarships to amputees. The Krewe proudly uses donations and contributions for the direct benefit of amputee and their families. The mission of the Krewe, is to offer community support to local children and adults that have had the unfortunate fate of losing a limb. 

For additional information about Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate, pictures, or to make a donation, please visit the website at  You may also contact the Krewe through e-mail at