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Combat-Wounded Veteran Surprised with Free Truck at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Combat-Wounded Veteran Surprised with Free Truck at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Combat-Wounded Veteran Surprised with Free Truck at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

(KTTS News) – A combat-wounded Veteran was surprised with a free vehicle during the the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival on Friday.

Chevrolet and the Military Warriors Support Foundation surprised  Former U.S. Army Sergant Blake Leitch, with a 100 percent, payment-free 2022 Chevrolet Silverado truck.

Leitch has traveled the world, experienced physical and mental hardships, and has received many medals for his bravery. His determination to fight for this country is why he was picked for the Chevrolet “Everyday Hero.”

According to KY3, Sergeant Leitch served in Iraq. The military awarded him an Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantryman Badge, and a Purple Heart for being wounded on the battlefield.

To honor him for his incredible sacrifices and patriotism, Chevrolet partnered with the city of Springfield to make this possible.

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