The photo is real and was
taken of President Bush and First Lieutenant Melissa Stockwell U.S. Army
Retired during festivities after the Warrior 100K Ride.
was presented by the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 26-28,
2012 where "nineteen servicemen and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan
joined President George W. Bush for a 100 kilometer mountain bike ride
in Palo Duro Canyon State Park."
According to her bio, Stockwell was on deployment on April 13, 2004 when
the HUMVEE she was in "was hit by a roadside bomb and Melissa suffered
the loss of her left leg above the knee."
President George W. Bush and
According to the book, In the President's Secret Service by Ronald
Kessler President Bush, codenamed by the Secret Service "Trailblazer,"
loved jogging and the Secret Service had to assign their best runners to
keep up with him. The book said that
President Bush was diagnosed with bad knees, which forced him to give up
jogging and switch to riding a mountain bicycle.
Details and videos of the ride are posted on the Warrior 100K Ride web
site. Click for W100K web