In the summer of 1989 a small group of
Harley-riding combat vets of the Viet Nam War, who were
also police officers, banded together to form the Nam
The Club was founded in
New Jersey by Jack Quigley, now retired Undersheriff of
The Bergen County Sheriff's Department. Jack served as a
platoon sergeant with the 11th Motor Transport
Battalion, First Marine Division.
Today, the Nam Knights
of America Motorcycle Club has grown to 31 chapters in
ten states, with hundreds of members made up of
veteran's of all eras as well as law enforcement
personnel plus a few special and dedicated "civilians."
As Jack has said:
"The club was formed to
recapture the brotherhood its founding members shared
while serving in Southeast Asia, and to help other
veterans of all wars who are unable to physically or
financially help themselves.
"The mission of the Nam
Knights is to honor the memory of American Veterans and
Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of
duty, to assist Veterans and Police Officers in their
time of need, and to promote community awareness through
sponsorship and participation in various community and
"The Nam Knights
Motorcycle Club continues to grow and thrive due to the
extraordinary dedication of its members, their families
and our benevolent supporters."
The Tar Heel Chapter of
the Nam Knights, located at FT Bragg, N.C., was brought
to life after the 07 Rolling Thunder rally in Washington
D.C. After meeting the members of this organization and
being treated to their gracious hospitality it was all
too apparent that this was a group of men to be proud of
and to share the ranks with. The ball was put into
motion and in June of 2007 the founding members of the
Tar Heel Chapter were awarded their colors.
We currently have
members deployed in America's War on Terrorism in both
Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them daily and with
the families and loved ones who are here on the home