Wounded veterans bike across county to heal

Posted at 6:55 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-06 15:27:38-05

As a Navy corpsman, Raymond Andalio fought to save Marines when they were hurt. He did it amid gunfire and explosions.

"We're trained to plug holes," he said. "Losing them in battle … it hurts."

When he got hurt, he lost the job he loved and the camaraderie that came with it.

Andalio said, "We are trained to wear a uniform, but we were never trained to be out of uniform."

The Wounded Warrior Project stepped in to change that. They brought 55 wounded service members and veterans together in San Diego, and they are biking throughout the county for three days in the Soldier Ride.

The organization has recently been accused of misusing funds, but Andalio said, "Let me tell you, I don't see any of that stuff."

One of the founders told 10News the accusations are inaccurate and their finances are public record.

The organization said they stand by their work helping injured service members like Andalio.

"This is the epitome of camaraderie," Andalio said.