Meyer began the ride after a family friend, Lance Corporal Taylor Prazynski, a Marine, died in 2005 after serving in Iraq. Since then, the Hero’s Ride has gone on to honor several other veterans, raising $143,123, according to the organization’s website.
Those honored in the Tri-State include: Spc. Joseph Bauer, LCpl. Michael J. Cifuentes, Spc. Michael Cook, Jr., CW2 Jody L. Egnor, Cpl. Joshua Hartzell, Pfc. Timothy J. Hines, Cpl. David Kreuter, Sgt. David James Luff Jr., Pfc. James H. Miller IV, SSG Keith Maupin, Spc. Donald Morrison, Cpl. Nicholas Olivas, LCpl. Taylor B. Prazynski, Cpl. Lucas T. Pyeatt, Sgt. James C. Robinson Jr., LCpl. Jeremy Shock, Sgt. Christina (Loehrke) Smith, LCpl. William D. Spencer, Cpl. Anthony Vinnedge, Cpl. Robert Weber and SSGT Mark A. Wojciechowski.