World Struggle 2 veteran rides in model because of nonprofit donation

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – At 99 years old, Donald Thomas Aycock is the oldest recipient of an Amtryke donation in our region.

Donald told our team that he fought in the 18th field artillery unit and witnessed first hand how his unit was converted from horse cannons to more modern machines during the war.

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The donation comes from AMBUCS, based on a recommendation from a therapist in Oklahoma City VA.

Donald Thomas Aycock

In order to receive the Tryke, Donald had to pass a strict regiment of therapy.

“I told him, ‘You probably don’t have a lot of people in their 100s who want to ride a bike,'” said Donald. “And he said, ‘You’re right!'”

“As you can see, he has no problems with the bike,” adds Kent Clingenpeel, Amtryke coordinator for Enid AMBUCS. “When I found out about the story, I thought, ‘We’re going to give this guy a bike.'”

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Donald tells KFOR that he has wanted a Tryke since he drove with his family not long ago.

Donald on his new wheels.

He’s already determined a few places and directions that he’d like to explore at his Lawton home.

“I have not noticed it [AMBUCS] did that; I’ll be forever grateful, “said Donald. “Just driving, getting in the air, I’m sick of sitting there and watching TV.”

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