At the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on “Military Appreciation Day,” Bronze Star recipient, Charles Swank, was honored with a new Harley-Davidson powered by a Milwaukee-Eight Engine.
The surprise moment was part of MISSION: “THANK YOU” – a cross-country tour led by Scootin’ America’s Adam Sandoval to celebrate the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom.
Enlisting in the Army on September 11, 2001, Charles was deployed to Iraq in 2003 as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division and Afghanistan in 2005. He earned a Bronze Star for helping one of his wounded comrades during a firefight. A father of five, his service ended in 2006, but he still continues to serve his community as a firefighter in Butler, Ohio.
Every American can nominate a military member – past or present – who has dedicated their life to protecting our freedom by submitting their story of sacrifice, strength and courage of service at MissionThankYou.com.
A panel consisting of Adam Sandoval, Wounded Warrior Project representatives and Harley-Davidson leadership will select which seven other deserving military members will be honored with new motorcycles.