Photo Credit: Charles M. Belluomo, for Soldiers magazine
Romanian Army 1st Sgt. Vasile Zbanca operates a hand crank cycle during the 18-mile ride around Lake Bostalsee during the Sept. 11, 2011, Community Soldier Ride held in Germany. In October 2010, Zbanca lost both his legs when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while convoying in Zabul province, Afghanistan. About 400 participants gathered on the final day of the three-day Soldier Ride to support the wounded warriors and remember the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Soldier Ride is sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project and provides wounded warriors the opportunity to reclaim their confidence and strength through cycling.