I was with Abington VSO Adam Gunn at Black Hat Brew Works a couple of months ago when first saw the Till Valhalla Truck. The truck made an immediate impression on me. The truck had names on it and the license plate “PTSD 22”, meant that this was not a typical custom truck.
Meeting Bill Sheridan and listening to his story I learned the Till Valhalla Truck keeps Bill in his fight with PTSD.
Meeting William’s mother and watching her talk with Bill about how PTSD affects everyone was something I needed to see. I know there are all kinds of programs, studies, and data about PTSD. Maybe it is a truck and a Ford truck (because there are so many) that allow people to have a moment of introspection and healing. Each name represents a life lost to PTSD. Bill could put over 100 more on his truck right now. We all are working for the day when there are no more names. Thank you Bill for letting me be a part of this experience.
Thanks again to the Warrior Brotherhood MC, Manchester Harley Davidson, Bone Frog Warrior, and everyone else who supported this ride.
I would like to start off by saying thank you to David Danforth and John Kennedy and the rest of the Veterans Brotherhood Veterans Motorcycle Club for connecting me with Ben Hendricks and Luke Young, the founders of The Garrison Speed Shop.
Luke, U.S. Army, and Ben, USCG, met after they left the service through the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club.
The Garrison Speed Shop was created to get Veterans and Community members in a space where they can be together while working on motorcycles. I ride a motorcycle. The idea of a place where I can go and work on my ride while socializing with others and learning some new skills is a type of advocacy, we in the Veteran community need. Turning a wrench or learning a new skill in metal fabrication from Luke and Ben will allow Veterans to engage in a hands-on way that can’t be done in other places.
You can get skin grafts for your hands, but I can’t find confirmation for palms. Wear gloves when riding a motorcycle.
Thank you for a great conversation, Ben and Luke, kickstand up and rubber down. Go to https://garrisonspeedshop.org/ to find out more and help an amazing organization.
The only shaving products I used on my face come from Travis Arnold’s company, Caisson Shaving Company. Travis is a Veteran and has created products that can be used anywhere. Use code “OMR10” for a 10% discount when you order
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