Georgia Marine veteran honored with custom motorcycle

ONTARIO, Calif., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wounded Warriors Family Support presented Tony Mullis of Hawkinsville, Georgia with a custom 1993 Harley Davidson FXR during a Combat Hero Bike Building presentation Monday night. Mullis is medically retired from the US Marine Corps, where he served on active duty from 2008 to 2012.

Cpl. Mullis was on his second deployment when he lost both his legs and suffered serious injuries to his right arm after a bomb blast in early April 2011 in southern Afghanistan. This happened the day after the birth of her first child.

Mullis was on a mission to clear abandoned compounds when he saw wires indicative of an improvised explosive device and began moving his teammates from the area. A step triggered an IED. The blast tossed Mullis into the air before he landed on his back on a pile of rubble. The on-site doctor placed tourniquets on both of Mullis’ legs and on his right arm.

“Tony has not ridden a motorcycle since his injuries,” said Martin Duarte, outreach coordinator for the Wounded Warriors Family Support program. “This custom bike with adaptive equipment will help improve Tony’s quality of life and give him independence.”

Mullis enjoys spending time with his wife Jeanie and their children, as well as visiting family and friends. He also enjoys baseball, hunting and fishing.

Currently enrolled in college, Mullis hopes to work as a game warden in Georgia. He also works for an auto parts company in Hawkinsville and coaches his son’s sports teams.

On Support for families of wounded warriors
Support for families of wounded warriors is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. This organization is run by veterans for veterans. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Support for families of wounded warriors helps veterans and their families heal wounds that medicine cannot. For more information on Support for families of wounded warriorsvisit www.wwfs.org.

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