2014


Dec. 3:  Read books and spoke with children about people with disabilities at the Luke Air Force Base Library



Nov. 22:  Third handcyclist and 64th place overall in El Tour de Tucson 40 miler in Tucson, Arizona



Nov. 16:  2nd place at the Silver Strand Half Marathon in Coronado, California



Fall:  Wounded Warrior Project magazine interview and article.  Go to page 17 of 19.
https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/media/1646/wwp-0255_interactive_6.pdf



Oct. 24:  Spoke with middle school students at McGuire Middle School in Lakeville, Minnesota



Oct. 23:  La Crosse Tribune article Book recounts HHS grad's plane crash, recovery
http://lacrossetribune.com/courierlifenews/news/local/book-recounts-hhs-grad-s-plane-crash-recovery/article_06ceb08a-53db-59dd-9e91-f95d42a2f693.html



Oct. 21:  Returned to Holmen High School to speak with 300+ students, and presented with Missy that evening at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

https://issuu.com/uw-lacrosse/docs/lantern_summer_2014_web1 (Go to page 9)



Oct. 20:  US Air Force Torch Magazine article Man on Wire
http://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/tabid/4875/Article/567587/man-on-wire-pilot-overcomes-losing-legs-after-crashing-plane-into-power-lines.aspx



Oct. 19:  Spoke during Sunday services at Halfway Creek Lutheran Church in Holmen, Wisconsin



Sep. 11:  Ebook version of Just Living the Dream released!



Apr. 21:  Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolt article
http://www.luke.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/3070/Article/641153/plane-crash-coma-doesnt-deter-pilot.aspx




2013
Dec. 7:  Spoke at the Naval Medical Center San Diego Project C.A.R.E (Comprehensive Aesthetic Restorative Effort) Summit in San Diego, California, about the tissue expansion and reconstruction done on my right stump.


July:  Just Living the Dream: No Way Out But Through by Captain (retired) David Berling, Melissa Berling, and Kim Berling published by Lava Flow Publishing




2012
Oct. 26:  Spoke at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month luncheon held at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
http://www.luke.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/3070/Article/358604/disabled-retiree-has-story-of-courage-rebirth.aspx



2007
Oct. 15:  Cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5) unit at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.

West Valley View (Avondale, Arizona) article Avondale pilot survives crash
http://www.westvalleyview.com/content/avondale-pilot-survives-crash

2016

November 19:  First handcyclist and 2nd overall in El Tour de Tucson 40 miler in Tucson, Arizona




November 13:  Won the Silver Strand Half Marathon in Coronado, California




October 30:  Second place in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.




October 9:  First handcyclist and 14th overall in the Tour de Scottsdale 30 miler in Scottsdale, Arizona




September 17:  Won the Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio, setting a new record of 1:14:27




September 9:  Spoke with students at Bret Tarver Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona




August 20:  Placed second in the Team Relay at the Fall Triathlon at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona




Summer:  Won the Handcycle division at the Double Eagle Time Trial Series in Albuquerque, New Mexico




July 2:  US Paralympic Team Trials in Charlotte, North Carolina

   Third place in the H5 classification




May 25-28:  2016 USA Cycling Para-Cycling Road Nationals in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

   Silver medalist in the H5 classification road race

   Silver medalist in the H5 classification time trial

   Gold medalist in the H5 classification criterium





Apr. 29 - May 1:  2nd in the H5 classification at Defi Sportif in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

    First international race.




Apr. 1-5: Attended the Paracycling Development Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California




Feb. 12-14:  3rd across all classifications at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Phoenix, Arizona




Feb. 8:  Clippedin.bike interview and article VOS added to National Paralympic calendar
http://clippedin.bike/vos-added-to-national-paralympic-calendars/




Feb. 5-7:  3rd in the H5 classification at the Top End Euro-American Championships in Clermont, Florida

2017

August 31 - September 2:  UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

   8th in the time trial, 7th in the road race



August 29:  Berling Rides Comeback Trail All the Way to South Africa

http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2017/August/29/Berling-Rides-Comeback-Trail-All-The-Way-To-South-Africa



June 30 - July 2:  UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Emmen, Netherlands

   4th in time trial, 8th in road race, 5th in Team USA relay



June 26:  Odyssey Online article written by my niece, Maddie Market

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/just-living-the-dream-captain-david-berlings-story



June 22:  US Paralympics Cycling Names 2017 World Championship Team

http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2017/June/22/062217-US-Paralympics-Cycling-Names-2017-Road-World-Championships-Team



May  19-21:  UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Oostende, Belgium

   6th in time trial, 9th in road race



May 12-14:  UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Maniago, Italy

   7th in time trial, 9th in road race



​May 6:  First handcyclist in the Javelina Chase​ / Arizona State Road Race Championship



May 5:  Spoke with students at both Duncan and Morenci High Schools in Arizona

http://www.eacourier.com/copper_era/news/duncan-schools-welcome-motivational-speaker/article_d97c4a00-3523-11e7-b0a3-ffc94e8cf568.html



​April 27-29:  2017 USA Cycling Para-Cycling Road Nationals in Grand Junction, Colorado

   Gold medalist in the H5 classification time trial

   Silver medalist in the H5 classification road race



April 1:  First hand cyclist and 5th overall in El Tour de Mesa 50K in Mesa, Arizona

2015
Nov. 21:  First handcyclist and 17th place overall in El Tour de Tucson 40 miler in Tucson, Arizona


Nov. 15:  Won the Silver Strand Half Marathon in Coronado, California


Oct. 11:  First handcyclist and 27th place overall in the Tour de Scottsdale 30 miler in Scottsdale, Arizona



Sept. 19:  Won the Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio



Sept. 13:  Won the Handcycle division at the Arizona Individual Time Trial State Championships in Picacho Peak, Arizona



Sept. 11:  Spoke with students at Bret Tarver Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona
http://azednews.com/2015/09/10/tarver-elementary-to-commemorate-birthday-of-namesake/




Aug. 29:  Won the Team Relay at the Fall Triathlon at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona




Aug. 21:  Spoke at the 2015 Annual Sessions of the Grand York Rite of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and received an award for service to the community




Aug. 7:  Spoke with military service members of the 944th Medical Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/174067/survivor-shares-his-story-resilience#.VspBPRzaO68




Summer:  Won the Handcycle division at the Double Eagle Time Trial Series in Albuquerque, New Mexico



June:  Paralyzed Veterans Racing Spotlight article
http://www.pva.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=ajIRK9NJLcJ2E&b=6350111&ct=14725827




May 29-31:  Won the H5 classification at the Kansas Adaptive Cycling Omnium in Wichita, Kansas




May 23-25:  2015 USA Cycling Para-Cycling Road Nationals in Chattanooga, Tennessee
                    Bronze Medalist in the H5 Classification Time Trial
                    4th place in the H5 Classification Road Race




May 8:  Just Living the Dream: No Way Out But Through named WINNER of Best Autobiography by Next Generation Indie Book Awards.  Also a FINALIST in the Military and Motivational categories.
http://www.indiebookawards.com/winners/2015



 
Apr. 23-25:  Won the H5 classification at the Clocktower Classic in Rome, Georgia




Mar. 28:  Only handcyclist and 4th place overall at the Javelina Chase in Duncan, Arizona.




Feb. 28:  Won the Phoenix Marathon




Feb. 20:  Just Living the Dream featured at the Youngtown Library Book Club meeting. 

   Missy and I were invited as guest speakers.




Feb. 13-15:  8th across all classifications at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Phoenix, Arizona

   First USA Cycling event.
 



Jan. 10:  Won the Arizona Disabled Sports Run, Walk, and Roll in Mesa, Arizona

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