EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2004 Chris Carney, a bartender at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY decided to ride his bike for charity. With the support of Talkhouse owner Peter Honerkamp, Talkhouse promoter Nick Kraus and Chris' friend Tek Vakaloloma, Chris completed a 4200 mile coast-to-coast bicycle ride raising over $1 million in support of Wounded Warrior Project, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help injured service members aid and assist one another.
Chris' ride caught the attention of two Iraq War veterans, SSG Heath Calhoun, a double leg amputee and SSG Ryan Kelly, a single leg amputee. Heath and Ryan started planning their own ride and asked Chris to help. In 2005 the three riders began their own unforgettable coast-to-coast ride. Soldier Ride begins connecting veterans to the communities that they have sacrificed so much for.
Welcome To Soldier Ride.
ABOUT USA WARRIOR STORIES
We are creating a video archive that will allow veterans to record and upload their stories online to help them make a connection with one another, and to help us all better understand their sacrifice for our freedom.
Simple instructions will be provided for recording and uploading to our site - USA WARRIOR STORIES will assist in any step of the process. USA WARRIOR STORIES will edit to improve audio and visual quality, fact check, and post the video as a mini biography. As the archive grows, search engine tools and keywords will categorize videos by injuries (PTSD, TBI, Loss of Limb, Paralyzation), branch of service, dates/locations of deployment, and any other useful keywords.
It is USA WARRIOR STORIES intention that the archive act as a catalyst for conversation among veterans – and educate us all.
We encourage veterans of all ages and conflicts to add their stories to this archive.
For More Information or to purchase a DVD visit www.USAWarriorStories.org.
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