Good Deed of the Week – A Hero’s Chevy Silverado
By: Stephanie Lewis
May 30, 2012 1:25 pm CT
As we observed Memorial Day and paused to honor America’s armed services, the Driving the Midwest team came upon the following story.
“Sergeant John Peck is one of only five surviving quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His injuries were caused by an improvised explosive device (IED, also known as a roadside bomb) blast while deployed to Afghanistan after he had already deployed to Iraq and received a Purple Heart. His injuries have presented a multitude of difficulties living everyday life that most of us take for granted, like driving a vehicle.
Thanks to the Semper Fi Fund and the VA, Sgt. Peck won’t have to worry about that any longer. [Earlier this spring,] Sgt. Peck received a specially-adapted Chevy Silverado that will help him maintain his independence and mobility.”
Sergeant John Peck is a true American hero, and the support, encouragement and multitude of good deeds his community provided to him and his family are inspiring to all of us.
Check out the full story, including photos, here: http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/blog/2012/05/23/injured-marine-receives-adaptive-vehicle/.