Terry Beale – USMC 90-93 2nd AA BN 2nd Mar Div Comm/Radio Operator Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Lost both kidneys and ureters, bladder, appendix, all parathyroids, and thyroid as a result of hazardous exposures in the Gulf War, awaiting a kidney transplant. Does dialysis 3 days a week. The Long Walk Home helped me believe my fight isn’t over, and 4 months out of surgery, rode the 1st Annual 10 mile Veteran’s Day bike ride. I believe in myself again, and I’m willing to share that motivation.