Photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans

In December, we shared the exciting news of the grand opening of the Warrior Hope and Care Center aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune.  We shared the above photo, showing Marine Corps Commandant, General Amos, admiring a custom-built, custom-hand painted chopper in the lobby of the center.


The chopper was built to honor the wounded service members who are utilizing the
Warrior Hope and Care Center.  The custom frame was made by
Carolina Customs.  The motor and
transmission are both from Harley Davidson. 
Worked into the décor of the motorcycle are hand grenades on the
handlebars; a K-Bar and a Tailgunner Exhaust along the side; 45-caliber bullets
on the wheel spokes; and 50-caliber bullets on the down tube.  The seat is covered with camouflage
cloth—torn and worn to represent the men and women who have worn the same
fabric.  The paint scheme is camo and
includes a bald eagle and a vintage Hope For The Warriors® logo. 

The bike was built byThe Chopp Shop in Taylorsville, NC and in 2009, Carolina Thunder
Charities donated the motorcycle to Hope For The Warriors®.  We held onto this unique item
until the Warrior Hope and Care Center was ready to open. 

Read the blog posting from December to learn more about the Warrior Hope and Care Center.