Veterans hold a very special place in the heart of the Legendary Buffalo Chip and the Warrior Foundation is a part of that. This year the Warrior Chopper Build is making its way to the Buffalo Chip, along with the men that built the bike.
The bike, built by five men staying at the Balboa Hospital, was a way to provide these men with the opportunity to get out of the hospital and do something active. All five men are combat injured veterans with injuries ranging from PTSD, TBI, single amputees, double amputees, broken bones and burns. And this year, the men and their bike have made their way to the Legendary Buffalo Chip to tell everyone their amazing story.
The Warrior Chopper Build idea started with 1st Sgt. Nick Hamm and with the knowledge base of the Marines combined, they got the project started and the Warrior Foundation stepped up and said they would purchase a kit bike for the group to build. The kit bike was built on base at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and at the auto hobby shop.
The men have worked twice a week alongside professionals such as Jimmy Todorovitch, a custom bike builder who will be building a bike at the world biker build off in Sturgis this year.
Various sponsors include Warrior Foundation, Navy League, LA Mesa RV, Orange Coast HOG Chapter, Orange County Harley-Davidson, Quaid Harley-Davidson, Temecula and Loma Linda dealerships, the Imagineering Shop in Temecula, Dunham Metal Processing, Orange County Plating Co., Decorative Metal Coatings, Danny Gray and MCRD Auto Hobby Shop.
Check out this bike and hear the story of these legendary men at the Buffalo Chip and learn more about the Warrior Foundation at www.warriorfoundation.com.