Thomas Haas with his Navy SEALs themed DIRICO Bike.
The New England Warrior Benefit recently auctioned off five one-of-a-kind Dirico
bikes to honor and support wounded and fallen Special Operations troops and their families. Proceeds from the auctions benefitted five foundations; the Navy Seal Foundation
, the Wounded Warrior Project
, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
, the Semper Fi Fund
and No Greater Sacrifice
. Through the work of these organizations, families of U.S Special Operations forces receive financial support in times of crisis, and are connected to resources and communities who share the experience of having a loved one in elite service to our country.
Four of the five Dirico bikes were themed after U.S. Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, with the fifth themed after the No Greater Sacrifice foundation, paying homage to all fallen and wounded soldiers.
One lucky winner, Thomas Haas of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, won two of the bikes up for auction, the Navy SEALS Tribute Bike and the Marines Tribute Bike. The Navy SEALS bike (shown above) is a 2012 Dirico Pro Street model, equipped with a Harley-Davidson Twin Cam B engine, and features images of covert SEALs and a three-dimensional gun.