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Doc Worley: Team Corpsman

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BENEFITING: TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Warrior Ride Across America

EVENT DATE: Sep 22, 2012

Merle Root

THE STORY:

TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION wrote -

Former Navy Corpsman 3rd Class, Doc served in Iraq as a platoon medic with the Second Battalion, 1st Marines in Fallujah in 2004. In September of 2004, when he was 21, Doc’s platoon was targeted in a coordinated ambush. As he was running to the aid of two Marines mortally wounded by an IED, Doc was shot 5 times before being hit by a secondary IED that blew off his leg. After tying his own tourniquet, he then proceeded to shout instructions that aided in the treatment of other Marines. Doc now lives in GA with his wife Angel and three daughters and for his service was awarded a Bronze Star for valor and a Purple Heart.

Here is the story:

Twelve (12) riders bicycle 3,200 miles across America from Oceanside, CA to Ground Zero New York, NY in nine (9) days. This event is an extension of the annual MC-LEF / Travis Manion Foundation ride from Washington DC to NYC.


Date: September 22 to September 30, 2012

Goal: To safely ride across America and in the process, raise national level awareness for our foundations. Our financial goal is to raise $1MM. All donations will be split evenly between MC-LEF and the Travis Manion Foundation.

Joe Dan “Doc” Worley

Team Position: Team Corpsman

Hometown: Atlanta, GA  

THE TEAM:

Riders:

  • Dave Myers
  • Carlo Pecori
  • Dennis Doyle
  • Matt Maloney
  • Fitz Maloney
  • Todd Maloney
  • Kevin Coughlin
  • Joseph Burke
  • Grant Savage
  • Matt Kern
  • Ward Savage
  • Pete Ernst
  • Wade Zirkle 

Support Crew:

  • Jackson McCarthy 
  • Chris Wilkens 
  • David Melanoir Evans
  • Mike Abrams
  • Dan Dieckhaus
  • Doc Worley

About the Foundations Warrior Ride Across America has chosen to raise money for:

  • The Travis Manion Foundation's (TMF) mission is to assist our nation's veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes. We will continue the service to community and country exemplified by these Fallen Heroes and veterans. In the spirit of the Fallen, we will foster strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders.
  • The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation (MC-LEF) mission is to encourage the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical development of children through education. This Foundation was formed in February of 1995 by former Marines and law enforcement personnel who strongly believe that our nation's most precious resource is its youth. All costs for this ride will be carried by the volunteer riders and support crew. All donations will be contributed to the foundations.


**ALL costs for this ride will be carried by the volunteer riders and support crew. ALL donations will be contributed to the Foundations**

 

The Team: $2,430 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION

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$2,370

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Kali Mann

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$60

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Merle Root

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jason lamaide

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David Robertson

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