Sandhills Riders To Present Chair Sunday
November 7, 2013 by lmorgan
In June 2011, after being stationed in Afghanistan for four months, U.S. Marine Ammon Lang stepped on an IED while on foot patrol.
The 29-year-old Norton, Kan. man suffered an above-knee amputation on his left leg and a below-knee amputation on his right leg.
Now, thanks to efforts of the Sandhills American Legion Riders Post 172 of Neligh, Lang will be able to gain independence and mobility through the use of a track chair. The organization, which includes several motorcyclists from Neligh, raised over $12,000 for the state-of-the-art, all-terrain wheelchair.
American Legion Rider Daryl Booth said the local group wanted to purchase a chair for an injured veteran in our area.
Lang joined the National Guard after high school and transferred to the Marines. He received an honorable discharge in January 2013.
The Sandhills Legion Riders will present the chair on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Neligh American Legion in conjunction with the Post’s annual hot beef sundae Veteran’s Day meal. The public is invited.