Motorcycle rally held for fallen soldier
Eight-hundred bikers staged a run Sunday to honor a fallen soldier from Mount Sinai.
Army Pfc. Joseph Dwyer, a medic, earned widespread admiration after a photo showing him rescuing a wounded Iraqi child made front-page news in 2003. Dwyer fought with post-traumatic stress disorder, and last year, the 31-year-old took his own life.
Dwyer's family says though he saved many lives, those he couldn't save haunted him. Joseph Dwyer's brother, Brian Dwyer, led the ride, which aims to generate money and awareness for other soldiers battling PTSD.
The run drew more than $16,000, all of which will go to Long Island veterans.