Member Profiles

David Moulton

David MoultonCurrently Resides: Southern Pines, NC
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Birthplace: Fort Rucker, Alabama
Formerly Stationed: Key West, FL 2008-2010 (Cutter Key Biscayne); Seattle, WA 2006-2008 (Cutter Polar Sea, Antarctic operations)

“Motivate your mind and the body will follow.” – David Moulton

David Moulton served his country in the U.S. Marines from 1995 to 1999, and in the U.S. Coast Guard from 2000 to 2010.

He was medically retired in 2010, as a result of severe injuries to his right arm and shoulder incurred on a Coast Guard search-and-rescue mission. The outcome was a total shoulder replacement and prosthetic right arm bone.

David was very excited about State Farm’s 2010 Sea to Shining Sea ride. A life-long athlete with a house full of sporting gear, he worried that after his injury he could not longer participate in sports. He became depressed and angry when he re-injured his shoulder after a fall at home and ended up in the hospital.

Then, David was introduced to the recumbent trike and a new world opened up for him: “I realized that there was something I could do and that is cycling.” In fact, one reason he was determined to ride the Sea to Shining Sea was to prove to someone who said he couldn’t physically complete the ride owing to his disability.

During his career, David has seen the world, but spent many years away on deployment. “I missed family funerals, weddings, my daughter’s birthdays, graduations. I want to see my country, the country I have made these sacrifices for and missed so much for.”