Ride 2 Recovery Launches Vettie Campaign

By DOD News Producer, Terese Schlachter

Scott Howe, Former USAF Broadcaster with Army SGT Adam Ross, DOD News

Scott Howe, Former USAF Broadcaster with Army
SGT Adam Ross, DOD News

What’s the first thing you do when you find yourself near someone noteworthy?  You snap a “selfie”, of course!  “Ride 2 Recovery”, an organization dedicated to getting wounded service members on bicycles, is launching a “vettie” campaign.  John Wordin, the founder of R2R, wants military and civilians to latch on to any nearby veteran, snap a picture and post it to your favorite platform. He says it’s a simple way to say thank you.

Shannon Collins, Former Air Force Public Affairs Specialist and Sabrina Crutchfield, DOD Newsdesk

Shannon Collins, Former Air Force Public Affairs Specialist and Sabrina Crutchfield, DOD Newsdesk

“We’ve never had a person we couldn’t get on a bike,” John told me once.  And I believe him. I’ve seen him build bikes for triple amputees and tandems for blind ones.  I saw him ride the Marine Corps Marathon with a veteran who’d lost the use of his legs and most arm strength to a spinal cord injury.  I’ve also talked to many of the wounded service members whose lives have been changed – maybe even saved – by R2R.   I guess what I’m saying is when John has an idea, look out!

You might as well jump in.  We did here at DMA .  Don’t forget to hashtag #novetalone !

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Ride 2 Recovery Launches Vettie Campaign