Chuck and TUC
Indiana native Charles “Chuck” Lee began his Army career with the 82nd Airborne in 1988 before completing his training as an Army Ranger in 1990. Throughout his career he was deployed to both Panama, and later Iraq. After the Iraq deployment he enlisted in the US Army National Guard and served from 1991-1997. After nine years of service to our country, Chuck retired in 1997 on full disability as a result of both his time as a paratrooper and later exposure to chemical weapons in Iraq. As his health worsened, he spent time hospitalized from 2000-2005. As a result of his hospitalization, and the pain and disabilities that Chuck experienced post-service, he dedicates his time and energies to the service of others. He continues to volunteer for numerous activities and causes for disabled and wounded veterans.
Giving Vets a Reason to Drive On!
Every once in awhile someone comes along that changes your perception of the world around you and makes you want to be a better person. Charles Lee, or Chuck as he’s known to his friends, is one of those rare people. He’s a quiet man, but he speaks with a steady, sure voice. It’s this steadfast, yet passionate heart for others that led him to the military, and it led him to act as an advocate for those who get overlooked in society.
The TUC Team Makes the Cover!
Our TUC team made the cover of March issue of The Gad-A-Bout, a monthly publication by Kentucky Colonel Ray Dickerson. Read all about Ring-Co’s TUC and an introduction to Chuck Lee, our Director of Veteran Affairs.
New Features of the 2018 TUC
Last month, we introduced you to the exciting changes to Ring-Co’s tracked utility carrier (TUC) and the way the new changes will make its users’ lives safer, more versatile, and even more fun! But in true Ring-Co fashion, we wanted you to hear about the 2018 TUC directly from a member of our team.
Our Chief Technology Officer, Jarrett Waters, provides an inside look at why changes were made to the TUC and what you can expect from your TUC this year.
Ring-Co's 2018 TUC introduces new features
The year 2017 will always be special for Ring-Co as we introduced our tracked utility carrier (TUC). It was a year of challenge, of triumph, of teamwork, and of promise. Mostly, it was rewarding. We loved being able to watch the disable veterans and the thrill-seekers of our world discover a way they could be, not simply mobile, but adventurous.
Audie Kemp, an incredible resource to Ring-Co
Audie Kemp is a paraplegic due to a misdiagnosed tumor on his spine at age five. Audie used that unfortunate diagnosis as a catapult for his passion and his occupation. As a NuMotion ATP (Assistive Technology Professional), he is an expert in qualifying his client’s disability or difficulty and aiding in the selection of necessary equipment. He played wheelchair basketball and is a board member for the RHI Sports Program contributing his 30+ years’ experience with adaptive sports.
Ring-Co presents TUC to the Petty Family Foundation and a special Navy vet
The ninth annual Petty Charity Golf Classic was held this past week (Oct 3-4, 2017), with all proceeds benefiting the Petty Family Foundation. The charity classic started at 6pm on Tuesday, at Petty’s Garage in Level Cross, NC. The evening included a dinner, a silent auction, and a live auction. The next morning, the golf classic began with a shotgun start at 10am. Participants and guests enjoyed lunch and other fun activities throughout the afternoon.
TUC travels to Camp Atterbury
Camp Atterbury (Indiana) hosted its third annual Community Day event at the North Barracks complex this past Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10am-4pm. This public event hosted a variety of fun and family-friendly activities like live music, a petting zoo, tours of the camp, and even a live fire demonstration. Among many other static displays, including several military vehicles, Ring-Co’s TUC team was able to exhibit our new TUC – tracked utility carrier!