Legion Riders Rev Up to Help Injured Soldier
Forbes, Marilyn, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
For some soldiers, the return home is not the end of the battle.
For the fourth year running, the American Legion Riders state chapter from Connellsville will be presenting a poker run to aid Jeremy Feldbusch.
The poker run will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday with registration at National Road Harley Davidson in Uniontown.
Feldbusch left his home in Blairsville in 2003 at age 21 to serve in Iraq, as a U.S. Army Ranger.
He was struck in the head by shrapnel during a battle in Haditha.
Numerous operations brought his speech back, and his short-term memory is returning, but Feldbusch is blind as a result of his injuries.
Money generated by the poker run will be donated to Feldbusch.
"Every year, we hold this for one of the wounded warriors in the area," said Karen Kime of the American Legion Riders. "It's a way that we can help out and raise money."
Riders will leave the lot at 12:30 p.m. and proceed to American Legion Post 940 in Blairsville, Post 51 in Uniontown and Post 301 in Connellsville.
The ride will conclude at the Dunbar Eagles, across from Divito Park. …