At our Reunion dinner/meeting in May, 2014 the Association voted to donate a special built bicycle for physical therapy use by the 101st Abn Division's Warrior Transition Bn. The Transition BN job is to assist "Screaming Eagles" to be rehabilitated after being wounded with a variety of therapies.
On October 28, 2014 Joe Taitano Assn V.P, Max Roberts (who transported the bike from Alabama), Jim Matthews Assn President, LTC Jack Murphy C.O 2/17th Cav. Rgt. and Capt. Zachary Olson C.O of B Troop 2/17th Cav presented the special needs bicycle to the Warrior Transition BN at Ft. Campbell.
Below are several photographs taken during the presentation.
(l-r) Joe Taitano Assn V.P.; Max Roberts Assn Project Coordinator; Jim Matthews;
LTC Bryan Walrath C.O. Warrior Transition Bn; LTC Jack Murphy C.O. 2/17th Cav. Rgt.
and Capt. Zachary Olson C.O B Troop 2/17th Cav
Jim presenting the bike to LTC Bryan Walrath C.O. WTB
Max presenting Capt. Olson the bike's ID tag to be kept in the B Troop orderly room
Jim giving an impromptu speech about how we got involved with making the donation to WTB
Photo of the special needs bike