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Combat Hero Bike Build Presents ATV to Injured Marine

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Fight Hero Bike Construct Presents ATV to Injured Marine

Final yr, former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones obtained a free home for his service to the U.S. This weekend, he bought a one-of-a-kind ATV with gun racks, a snowplow and a seat for his spouse.

The Fight Hero Bike Construct nonprofit Saturday offered Jones with a brand new Arctic Cat all-terrain car fitted with tracks as a substitute of tires, a snowplow, a trailer and two rifle circumstances. About 40 Patriot Guard Riders lined Jones’ Middleburg-area driveway to look at as he hopped on the ATV, backed it off the trailer and gave his spouse and child a experience round their home.

In accordance with retired U.S. Navy sailor Kevin Maner, the one-ton ATV value the Fight Hero Bike Construct about $7,500 to buy and current to Jones, who’s a 2003 Loudoun Valley Excessive College graduate and Lovettsville native.

Jones thanked Fight Hero Bike Construct and Run for the Wall—a company of motorcyclists who experience throughout the nation to advertise the therapeutic of veterans and their households and to honor the reminiscence of these killed in motion.

“We’re all about being there for one another,” Jones instructed the riders.

Since its formation in 2013, the Fight Hero Bike Construct has offered 15 veterans with bikes. Maner stated Jones’ ATV is the primary certainly one of its type for the nonprofit to current.

Jones enlisted within the Marine Corps in 2005 and was subsequently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. In July 2010, he initiated an IED whereas working as a fight engineer to clear a route via a hazard space. Jones misplaced each of his legs above the knee.

Within the London 2012 Paralympics, Jones and his U.S. rowing crew gained a bronze medal for blended double sculls. A yr later, he took six months to solo-cycle 5,180 miles throughout the U.S. from Maine to California to boost $126,000 for 3 charities that help wounded veterans—the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and the Journey 2 Restoration. In fall 2017, Jones ran 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 totally different cities to boost greater than $200,000 for the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and the Tunnel to Towers Basis.

And in July 2019, Jones announced plans to challenge Rep. Jennifer T. Wexton (D-VA-10) in the 2020 election as a Republican however misplaced the Republican nomination earlier this summer season.

For his service to America, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in April 2019 dedicated to Jones his 2,833-square-foot, mortgage-free smart home simply north of Middleburg.

pszabo@loudounnow.com

Former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones backs out his brand-new Arctic Cat ATV. [Patrick Szabo/Loudoun Now]
Former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones takes his spouse, Pam, and child for a experience round their Middleburg-area dwelling on his new Arctic Cat ATV. [Patrick Szabo/Loudoun Now]
Retired U.S. Navy sailor Kevin Maner explains to former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones find out how to begin up his new Arctic Cat ATV. [Patrick Szabo/Loudoun Now]

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