USA Today: Disabled vets get hot wheels despite their wheelchairs

By Chris Woodyard | USA Today || May 9, 2012 Left a paraplegic by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan two years ago, retired Marine Jack Pierce vows not to let his disability leave him in life’s slow lane. Pierce applies that attitude to pretty much everything, including. right now, his summer vacation. Pierce plans…

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KXAN Austin: Man on 100-day trek on special bicycle

KXAN Austin | | May 4, 2012 AUSTIN (KXAN) – It’s not a bicycle. It’s not a Segway. But it looks like a cross between both. Rick Hermelin, 71, is the man on the ElliptiGo. He’s taking it on a 100-day trek to raise money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

DVIDS: Program helps Marines with invisible wounds

By Aquita Brown | USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment | DVIDS | April 26, 2012 FORT CARSON, Colo. — “There is nothing wrong with having post traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury. You are not letting anyone down when you seek help for the symptoms that you are encountering and you are not alone in…

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NBC33 LA: Coast to Coast for a Cause

By Matt Boudreaux | Louisiana NBC 33| | April 18, 2012 BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — There’s something about the number 100 that has Rick Hermelin on the move. The 71-year old former marine has run 100 marathons, 100 half-marathons and 100-10K races. His next challenge travel coast to coast on an ElliptiGO, a…

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