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COMBAT HERO BIKE BUILD RECIPIENT: BRIAN MAST

Married in 2007 Brian and Wife 2
Son Magnum was born in March,2010

Brian8Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Currently living in West Palm Beach, Florida

Brian Mast’s Military History:
Following high school, Brian joined the US Army in 2000 as a Special Operations Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician.
Brian and his family moved to several posts finally remaining at Ft. Bragg, NC prior to his deployment in 2010 to Afghanistan.
On September 19, 2010, Brian was struck with an improvised explosive device (IED) while working with the Army Rangers. The IED claimed both of Brian’s legs, a finger, and part of his forearm. He was med-evacuated and he awoke from his injuries on September 25, 2010 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Although he became aware of the many new challenges he would be facing, Brian stated that “these would not be the challenges that defeated him”. He met his goals of walking with crutches at his family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations and completing most of the Miami-to-Key West Soldier (Bike) Ride. He has also mastered scuba diving, skiing, and Ssgt Brian Mast deployeddriving a car. He and his wife were also honored guests at the President’s State of the Union Address.Brian13

Brian Mast Bike Build:

The bike eventually customized for Brian Mast was donated by Pensacola (Florida) Harley Davidson and RFTW Southern Route rider Denise Kruezer. The bike made its way across the United States and was delivered to Thunderstruck Customs of Medford, Oregon through the efforts of John Baker (“Hardcharger”), Wes Alvarez (“Hailstones”), Ray McDowell (“Too Tall”), and Doug Lyvere (“Sgt Major”).
The new bike was custom built and on October 6, 2014, Brian was flown to Medford, Oregon for the personalized bike fitting of his 2006 FatBoy show bike with side car. At this visit, additional funding for the bike was generously donated by the Medford Eagles Riders club.

 

 

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                                                                                                                                            Ssgt Brian Mast on Hero BikeBrian Mast and RFTW guys