Richard “Tony” Doyle -US Army Sgt - Mentor
Tony joined VCR in 2020 as a sidecar passenger and during that time Tony piloted the sidecar and was hooked. When he got home he bought an Indian Chieftain and Champion sidecar and has been riding ever since. We are thrilled to have Tony back as a mentor and he will be piloting a sidecar with his good friend, Jeremy Breece as his monkey. Jeremy, lost both of his legs above the knee and met Tony when they both had osseointegration surgeries enabling them both to walk full time on their new prosthetics.
Tony joined the United States Army July 11, 1999 right after high school. He joined as a Bradley hull mechanic 63T. Tony went to basic training and AlT at Fort Knox KY. His first duty station was the ground mobility division at Fort Knox, KY. He later changed his MOS to 63M Bradley Systems Maintainer and again changed his MOS to 63Y Track Vehicle Mechanic. In 2003 Tony was stationed at camp Stanley, Korea, where he was with Alpha Battery 6/37 field artillery and attained the rank of Sergeant.
Another change of his MOS to 11B sent him on his first deployment to Iraq in 2005. Tony was boots on the ground in Irag on the 1st of June 2005. He was injured August 9th 2005. He was transported my Black Hawk helicopter to Balad Iraq, where the injuries sustained resulted in the amputation of his left leg above the knee, traumatic brain injury, and herniated discs in his back.
Tony spent many years trying to get fit properly for a prosthetic and it just didn’t work. Finally he decided to do the osseointegration the process to be fitted with a prosthetic that has worked thus far and he continues his road to recovery.
Tony is married and has four boys. Tony said, “We enjoy life and live our lives to the fullest.”