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Wounded Warriors hit the road in Elizabethtown

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ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) -- Some of America's bravest are hitting the road on two wheels trying to help those who can't.

A two-wheeled military brigade is rolling through several area communities to help meet the needs of America's wounded servicemen and women.

The soldier ride started Wednesday morning at Fort Bragg.  More than a dozen members of the military, all injured in battle, are spreading the word about the Wounded Warrior Project.

They are Marines, soldiers, and sailors biking across Southeastern North Carolina.  WECT caught up with the ride as it stopped in Elizabethtown.

The riders spent time sharing their war stories, letting the crowds know about the services provided by the Wounded Warrior Project.

For some of the riders, it's an experience they thought would never happen again after they were hurt serving their country.

"There's a certain amount of doubt in your mind, you know," said Major David Underwood with the U.S. Army.  "I lost an arm.  Several guys lost legs, and this is kinda one of those building blocks that gets guys pumped up, makes them want to do things, because they realize, hey, I can still do stuff."

The riders will move through Hampstead, Wilmington and Carolina Beach Thursday.  They'll take the ferry into Brunswick County Friday and end their ride in Oak Island Saturday.

The Wounded Warrior Project helps wounded service members once they return to the United States.

 

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