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Announcing the 2013 W100K Warriors
This year, 14 warriors will join President Bush on the three-day ride at Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas next week. They include:
- Major James C. Anderson, Jr., USA, from San Antonio, TX
- Sergeant First Class Manuel A. Colón, USA from Orlando, FL
- Sergeant First Class Thomas W. Costello, USA, from Shelby, NC
- Staff Sergeant Matthew P. DeWitt, USA, Ret. from Weare, NH
- First Sergeant Robert A. Ferrara, USA, Ret. from San Antonio, TX
- Major John Dana Greer, USA, Ret., from Savannah, GA
- Lieutenant Colonel David Johnson, USA
- Staff Sergeant Joshua M. Krueger, USMC, Ret. from Hubertus, WI
- Staff Sergeant Michael D. Morabito, USA, Ret., from Converse, TX
- Staff Sergeant Jeffrey R. Palenske, USA from Chicago, IL
- Master Sergeant Roque Rodriguez-Urena, USAF Ret., from Charleston, SC
- Staff Sergeant Omar R. Romney, USA, Ret., from Clarksville, TN
- Specialist José E. Santiago, USA from Centennial, CO
- Major Kent G. Solheim, USA from Raeford, NC;
As next week’s ride approaches, stay tuned to the blog for more updates.
The 2017 Warrior Open in Photos
The 2017 Warrior Open reunited past Team 43 members for a weekend of golf and camaraderie. Most importantly, they told the stories of their journeys since returning home.
Invisible Wounds: Hearing from a Father Who Lost His Son to an Invisible Injury
This week, the Bush Center will host its 6th annual W100K, a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride for seriously wounded or injured post-9/11 veterans and military personnel. This event spotlights the effectiveness of sport in helping our service men and women recover from their visible and invisible wounds. Today, we hear from Major General Mark Graham, U.S. Army (Retired), who serves as Senior Director of Rutgers University's Behavioral Health Care National Call Center, about losing one son to a visible injury and another son to an invisible injury. My wife Carol and I discovered the power of connection after the tragic deaths of both of our sons. Just eight months before our oldest son Jeffrey was killed in Iraq by an IED, we lost our younger son Kevin to suicide. We knew our son, Kevin was sad, we just didn’t know he could die from being too sad. Our sons died fighting different battles. On June 21, 2003 we lost our son K
Highlights from the 2016 W100K from Crawford, Texas
President George W. Bush hosted the 6th Annual W100K, a three-day, 100 kilometer mountain bike ride with servicemen and women injured in since 9/11, September 29 - October 1.