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Monday, June 21, 2021

Memorial Honoring MC Members Killed in Crash

Randolph, New Hampshire, USA (June 21, 2021) - A new memorial bears the names of the seven members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club who were killed in a deadly crash in New Hampshire nearly two years ago.

The Motorcycle Club, made up of U.S. Marine Corps veterans and their spouses, unveiled the memorial Saturday near the crash site on Route 2 in Randolph.
 


Edward and Jo-Ann Corr, a couple from Lakeville, Massachusetts, were among the seven victims of the crash. The other victims were Michael Ferazzi, of Contoocook, New Hampshire; Albert Mazza, of Lee, New Hampshire; Desma Oakes, of Concord, New Hampshire; Aaron Perry, of Farmington, New Hampshire; and Daniel Pereira, of Riverside, Rhode Island.

RELATED | Driver that killed 7 bikers was high

The victims and other members of the Jarheads MC were out for a ride on June 21, 2019, when they were struck by a pickup truck and trailer traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of that pickup truck and trailer, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, has been charged with causing their deaths and is currently awaiting trial. He pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of negligent homicide and driving under the influence.

According to documents released from the National Transportation Safety Board, Zhukovskyy told authorities he had a drug problem, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

National PTSD Awareness Month

Indianapolis, IN (June 1, 2021) - The National Center for PTSD has designated June National PTSD awareness month. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) gained notoriety during the Vietnam war in the 1970's when the phrase was coined, but symptoms were being detected in military service men back during the second World War where people classified it as “shell shock.” It was not until the 1980’s when it was classified as a diagnosis.
 

The History Of PTSD Awareness Month

In 2010, Senator Kent Conrad pushed to get official recognition of PTSD via a “day of awareness” in tribute to a North Dakota National Guard member who took his life following two tours in Iraq (S. Res. 541). 

Staff Sergeant Joe Biel died in 2007 after suffering from PTSD; Biel committed suicide after his return from duty to his home state. SSgt. Biel’s birthday, June 27, was selected as the official PTSD Awareness Day, which is now observed every year. 

In 2014, the Senate designated the full month of June for “National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month” (S. Res. 481)

Our men and women selflessly fight for our freedom and need to be our number one priority when they come home. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can happen to anyone, and for those that are suffering need to know it is not a weakness, and it is not something you have to live with. If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, don’t hesitate to get help. Learn more at



If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, don’t hesitate to get help. 
Learn more at: www.ptsd.va.gov