MEDFORD, Ore. — Two local organizations are helping wounded combat veterans transition back into normal life. Combat Hero Bike Build is a non-profit organization that builds custom motorcycles for wounded heroes. It’s a national program with a portion of the work being done locally by volunteers. The organization, which started in 2013 by co-founder John Barker, has built 11 customized bikes for veterans who’ve lost their arms and legs. “We’re seven years later building these motorcycles customized just for these vets,” said Barker. Barker said with 22 veteran suicides a day, the motorcycles help give the veterans piece of mind.
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