Each year Boston's Wounded Vet Run chooses different veterans to be honorees of the bike run. Unfortunately due to the amount of injured service members coming home we can only support a select number. If you know a veteran who was wounded please contact us. 100% of donations go to our wounded veterans or charities of their choosing.
First Lieutenant Jake Murphy, 25, served the United States Army, 10th MTN DIV. in Kandahar, Afghanistan. On July 23, 2011, Lieutenant Murphy was injured by an lED, resulting in the amputation of both legs. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, and is a West Point graduate. He continues his rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda and is accompanied by his caregiver and fiance, Lisa Morgan.
Nick served with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when shrapnel from a grenade wounded him in 2010. Nick has a traumatic brain injury and currently going through surgeries to replace parts of his skull. Nick is currently in the Tampa VA medical center.
James served with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, in Al Asad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2004 James suffered from a spinal cord injury when an enemy rocket landed a few feet away from him.
Sgt. Greg Caron is an 0311 INFANTRY RIFLEMAN. While on a foot patrol in Afghanistan, Greg entered an abandoned compound searching for a suspected terrorist and bomb maker. A booby trap caused Greg to loose both his legs below the knee and much use of his right arm. Greg also suffers from nerve damage throughout his body.
Cpl. Reichenthal is an 0341 INFANTRY MOTORMAN. While performing combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Evan was struck with shrapnel from an improvised explosive device. As a result of his injuries, Evan had his left leg amputated, left arm fused at a 40 degree, and severe nerve damage throughout his body.
Cpl Vincent Mannion-Brodeur received a traumatic brain injury requiring the removal of his cranium and part of his frontal lobe. Shrapnel tore through his entire upper torso and his left arm was nearly blown off. After years of operations, procedures, lengthy hospital stays -- including a month as Kevin Kammerdiener's roommate in the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. -- and therapies, Mr. Mannion-Brodeur is back home in Boston, Mass.