Double amputee veteran gets custom motorcycle

Tony Mullis is wounded beat veteran who misplaced equally his legs while combating in Afghanistan.

MACON, Ga. — Everybody enjoys obtaining new set of wheels and this bike group did just that for a previous Marine.

Tony Mullis was a U.S. Marine and did two tours in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011. He was a overcome engineer and was hit by an IED. Which is how he lost each his legs in 2011.

Rolling Thunder Georgia-3 labored with Combat Hero Bicycle Establish to make a custom made motorcycle for Mullis. Terry Sharp with Fight Hero Bicycle Establish says it took about seven months to customize.

“We have done this due to the fact 2014. Tony is a perfectly deserved veteran — U.S. Maritime Corp veteran. Just a terrific youthful man. It just feels terrific to do this form of operate,” Sharp stated.

Mullis said it really is been a extensive hold out to get this bicycle.

“I am nervous now but I just want to ride, I just want to get on the highway and trip, and really feel the wind in my hair, ” Mullis stated.

Rusty Stripling with Rolling Thunder Georgia – 3 states he’s glad the members are equipped to support a veteran.

“Remember to support Rolling Thunder and your veteran since with no the veterans, we don’t get to do any of the points we do,” Stripling claimed.

Mullis said it was really hard to come across a person to make a motorbike for him simply because he was a double amputee from the knees up.

He had viewed the bicycle earlier but was unaware that he would be formally receiving it.

“Fortunately, Combat Hero Bike Develop they believe in me and I approach to show them that. But no, I failed to know it was likely to be below nowadays,” Mullis said.

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