Brothers Erik and Deven Schei were among the participants in the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride at Ashburn, Va., in April, 2012. Also on hand were their parents, Gordon and Christine Schei.
The next day, the riders visited the White House. In his remarks, President Barack Obama spoke about the Scheis.
"And then there are the Schei brothers — Erik and Deven," Obama said. "When Erik enlisted in the Army, Deven made a promise that if anything bad ever happened, he would finish what his brother started. And during his second tour in Iraq, Erik was shot in the head by a sniper. So Deven enlisted. Then two years ago, Deven was injured in Afghanistan. And now the two brothers ride a specially-made tandem bike, with Deven leading the way. They’re taking on this latest challenge just like they did every other one — together."
Read more about the Schei family in Stars and Stripes' three-part series, "Forever after: A warrior wounded, a family challenged."