A Soldier’s New Camaro
By: Stevie Hoey
February 16, 2012 9:07 am CT
As U.S. Army Capt. Dr. Shawn M. Dunn was winding down her service in Germany, she put the wheels in motion for the brand-new Chevrolet Camaro she planned to buy upon her return home to Michigan.
When Dunn picked up her 2012 Camaro 2SS Coupe this week, she received more than the customary handshake and first tank of gas. Rick Scheidt, U.S. vice president of Product and Pricing, thanked her for her service and for buying a Chevrolet. Before handing Dunn the keys to her dream car, he presented her with a special Honor Badge for her vehicle.
“Capt. Dunn and all of the heroes bravely serving our country deserve our gratitude,” said Scheidt. “On top of that, she also has excellent taste in cars, and it was an honor to personally deliver this Camaro to her.”
Dunn, 45, of Gaylord, Mich., spent a combined 11 years in the Air Force and U.S. Army. A veterinarian, she’s about to begin her new job at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Detroit.
Every successful mission requires teamwork, so Dunn enlisted her soldiers to help build her new Camaro.
“I had all my soldiers gathered around my computer and I’m asking them, ‘Do you like these rims? Do you like these?’ And everyone said, ‘You have to get that car. It’s your money, you worked for it.’ ”
As an active-duty member of the military, Dunn received the GM Military Discount, the most generous in the industry, on her Camaro 2SS.
Chevrolet, Buick and GMC brands extend special discounts to active-duty, reserves and retired members of the military and their spouses. Last year the five most popular models sold under the program are Chevys – Silverado, Cruze, Equinox, Camaro and Traverse.
We at Driving the Midwest wish Capt. Dunn all the best in her new journey. We know she’ll be driving in style.