Jan 152015
 

Richard Little

 

Team VVR racer Richard Little II,  27 from Morgantown, WV.

Richard was in the Army from 2008 – 2014 as a motor transportation operator with the 630th TC. In 2009 Richard got married to Elizabeth Little who is also from Morgantown, WV. 2 months after his marriage his unit was put on alert and was later deployed to Iraq with the 619th TC under the 36th ID and 732nd CSSB where he routinely transported logistics from northern Iraq to southern Iraq along MSR Tampa. Richard experienced indirect fire several times as he was at over 10 forward operating bases (FOBs) during his time “in country.”

Richard started racing in late 2013 after his cousins asked him to go try it out. “I was hooked”€. Richard saw a post on Facebook about Rick Proctor and another Vet that discussed veterans being helped with PTSD by racing ATVs. “€œThe first time I met everyone during the 2014 season it felt just like a family. I felt safe, I never smiled so much (as I did) being around these vets. It’€™s an honor to be with VVR for a 2nd year and I’€™m so happy to have met everyone and learn what VVR does to help educate people who do not understand PTSD”€.” Richard runs in the Mountain State Hare Scramble (MSHS) where he won the 2014 class championship with TEN 1st place finishes. 2014 was also Richard’s first year racing GNCC where he had four top 5 finishes in the 4×4 C class and ended up finishing 2nd overall in his class. Richard is the Assistant Team Captain for Team VVR and will be racing GNCC this year aboard his 2012 Grizzly 700 EPS FI.

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