Farmingville motorcycle ride honors memory of fallen soldier

More than 500 motorcyclists gathered in Farmingville today to stage a ride in honor of Army Pfc. Joseph Dwyer. Dwyer, who become known worldwide after

FARMINGVILLE - More than 500 motorcyclists gathered in Farmingville today to stage a ride in honor of Army Pfc. Joseph Dwyer.

Dwyer, who become known worldwide after a picture was taken of him carrying an injured Iraqi boy to safety in March 2003, returned home and later took his own life after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Proceeds from the event go toward soldiers who find it hard transitioning to regular life on Long Island, whether their injuries from battle are visible or not.

Organizers say they hope to raise $10,000 from today's ride.

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