For military veterans, motorcycle ride provides an antidote to stress

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Steven J. Chalmers, also known as Bootleg, chats with Keena Roberts about her new bike at the VFW Rider’s Thursday Night Thunder event at VFW Post 1865 in Kenosha. Steven J. Chalmers, also known as Bootleg, chats with Keena Roberts about her new bike at the VFW Rider’s Thursday Night Thunder event at VFW Post 1865 in Kenosha.

For military veterans, motorcycle ride provides an antidote to stress

By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel June 9, 2015

The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among those who have served in combat has been well-documented. But now, some military veterans are turning to motorcycle riding as their prescription for finding peace.

Take Brian Steuber. The former U.S. Army staff sergeant plans to ride his Harley-Davidson Road King from his home in Washington, D.C., across the country to connect with other veterans who are motorcyclists — making a stop in Milwaukee to thank Harley employees for their support of military personnel.

Steuber, who deployed twice to Iraq, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a mental health condition caused by experiencing…

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