soldier auto-mechanic therapy-Race2Recovery photoIt’s more than just a hobby. Working on cars and motorcycles, Read said, fills the aching void in his life left when his war wounds stripped him of the ability to be a combat Marine.

“My hands are meant to be dirty,” he said.

Next month, he’ll travel to Peru to be a ride-along mechanic for a team of wounded U.S. and British military personnel during the 6,000-mile Dakar Rally. The team is sponsored by an organization called Race2Recovery, supported by the royal family.

(READ the story, w/ photo, in the LA Times)

Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the link on our Facebook Page! – Photo credit: Race2Recovery

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