Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Jared “Red” Bullock lost his right leg above the knee and his right arm above the elbow after an incident in November of 2013. In addition, his right hip and several ribs were fractured. He and a team of supporters took part in the Tough Mudder race this past week, which features more than 10 miles of challenging obstacles. Tough Mudder races have become very popular among the combat wounded warrior community.
“I can’t do the same things I used to, so for me it was just to prove what I’m capable of,” Bullock said.
This is the 70th Veterans Airlift Command mission nationwide. The VAC, sponsored here in San Antonio by Window World TX, provides free air transportation to post-9/11 wounded warriors and their families for a number of reasons – to see relatives, medical trips or other compassionate purposes. The flights are carried out through a string of corporate donations and a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.
“There are few causes as special as this,” Window World TX owner Martin Bomba said. “Knowing you can help these wounded warriors with these special trips – trips they likely wouldn’t be able to make otherwise – is incredibly gratifying.”
You can follow Bullock’s recovery and rehabilitation here in San Antonio on his Facebook page.