We kick off today's ride from Meyersdale, PA to Paw Paw, WV with a dedication to USMC LCpl Pat Kenny
Today we dedicate the second leg of our trip to those 22 veterans that take their own lives every day. We honor SPC Joshua Ireland who served with Pittsburgh Warrior Zayne Harshbarger in A Co 2nd and the 112th. SPC Ireland took his own life on 23 APR 2018.
Healing Ride Day 2
The first leg of today's ride is dedicated to USMC SSgt. Joe Goodrich. Joe was the Squad Leader of Pittsburgh Warrior, Jeff Thomas. SSgt Goodrich was killed by mortar fire while on patrol in Iraq in 2005. "He was one of the best Marines that I knew. He was my first squad leader, platoon sergeant, friend and mentor. I did not know another Marine in our unit that was looked up to as much as him." - Jeff Thomas
The first leg of our trip is dedicated to USN Chief Petty Officer Nick Checque, KIA 8 DEC 2012. Nick was from Monroeville, PA and was childhood friends with PGH Warrior Corrie Biggelow.
Pittsburgh Warriors Hockey is a 501(c)(3) organization of honorably discharged service members with a service-connected disability united around hockey and dedicated to provide a cathartic experience, promote physical and mental healing and growth as well as to enable team members to be even more productive members of society.
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