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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

For Immediate Release

Springfield, VA - March 14, 2012

Update on the Wall-To-Wall Cross-Country Bicycle Ride

Everyday is a new challenge – blisters, sunburn, hydration and battling headwinds across the dry landscape of Arizona. Yet, former NFL player and U.S. Marine Jeremy Staat is quick to point out, "Guys on the Vietnam Wall would love to be out here riding."

Staat teamed up with buddy Iraq War Veteran Wesley Barrientos. He's a three-time Purple Heart Recipient and double amputee. During a third Iraq deployment, Barrientos lost both his legs when his vehicle was blown up by a roadside bomb.

Together, Staat and Barrientos started the Jeremy Staat Foundation and formed the Wall-To-Wall Cross-Country Bicycle team.

Their mission is to draw attention to veterans' issues as they ride 4,163 miles through 15 states in over 100 days, reaching the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day.

Read the full article and follow their progress at the Examiner.com website

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If your MOPH chapter is planning activities to greet the riders, please comment or send an email to Catherine Lash: catlash8@gmail.com She will use the information for road update articles!

For information contact:
National Public Relations Director, John Bircher, 352-753-5535
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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