2012 Warrior Ride
September 13 - 15, 2012
This year marks the Seventh Annual Warrior Ride of the Willis Foundation. The route will be from Oakland County to Lansing, through to Kalamazoo and then on to Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek where Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis is buried.
They will then continue to the Battle Creek military base where a reception for the riders, families, guests, and service people from the base will be held.
Riders have the option of participating in the full three (3) day ride or "Last Leg" on the final day of the ride (Bronson Park to Battle Creek).
This year’s scholarship recipients are Skyler and Angel VanDreumel. Skyler is the 9 year-old son, and Angel is the 11 year-old daughter of Corporal Joseph and Sarah VanDreumel of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Corporal Joseph A. VanDreumel served with 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Corporal VanDreumel was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2011.