Sunday, May 22, 2005

Vets Put a Positive Spin on Healing
A cross-country bicycle tour is raising money for military personnel injured in Iraq.

By David Pierson, Times Staff Writer


Army Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun lost his legs in Iraq in a rocket-propelled grenade attack. But for the next 59 days, it's his arms that he is worried about.

Hunched down on his silver hand cycle, Calhoun embarked on an epic journey Saturday. He and two other cyclists, one of them also a veteran wounded in Iraq, are attempting to ride from Marina del Rey to Montauk Point, N.Y., to raise money for people injured in the war who, they say, often struggle when returning to civilian life.


"Everyone else uses their legs, but if one of my shoulders blows out, I'm out of the ride," said Calhoun, who pedals his 27-gear three-wheeler with his arms.



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