Nov 10

GMC Reunites Two Military Veterans with a Heroic Tale

Imagine for a second that you’re fighting for our country’s freedom when one day you accidentally step on an explosive IED. Now you’re lying on the battlefield severely injured wondering if you’ll every make it home to your family again. This was the reality for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Eric Myers from Linden, NC, only five years ago. Back in 2012, Myers stepped on that IED while serving his 3rd deployment in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. Luckily, he was saved by his fellow platoon member, U.S Army Medic Steven Rooker, who stabilized him until he was airlifted away. These brave brothers in arms never saw each other again after that fateful day, but that’s before GMC stepped in to reunite the two this year.

Today, Myers is living without both of his legs with his wife, daughter and future baby boy. GMC helped reunite him with Rooker and filmed the event with the hopes of creating small advertisements to raise awareness for our country’s injured veterans. Some of these ads were released on November 8, 2017, on the social media channels of GMC, but the main ad will be aired this Sunday, November 12, 2017, during the Denver Broncos’ Salute to Service game against our New England Patriots.

Although you might be unaware, GMC has been a strong supporter of both the Building for America’s Bravest Program and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. By sponsoring the Building for America’s Bravest Program, GMC has donated over $4 million to help build 66 smart homes for severely injured veterans. The goal for Building for America’s Bravest is to be able to say they built 200 smart homes nationwide, so every deserving veteran can receive the home they need to live a happy life. GMC has continued to help them reach this milestone and has worked to raise awareness for these veterans by supporting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation whenever it can.

If you want to watch the ad entitled, Eric’s Story, click here. Then, be sure to catch Building for America’s Bravest Program’s ad during the Patriots’ game this Sunday. Everyone here at Mastria Buick GMC will be watching!

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