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Local veteran awarded new car by Rockford Firefighters Local 413

A veteran in the stateline is a proud winner of a 2018 Ford F-150.

"Hearing it from him and hearing everything he is involved with we such knew he was the perfect choice," said Rockford Firefighter’s Union Local 413 Secretary Wayne Schoville. 

Rockford Firefighters Local 413 raises money so it can buy cars for wounded vets and this year’s lucky recipient is Ryan Curry.

Ryan was injured in Iraq in 2006 when his unit hit an I.E.D and was ambushed.

He started a group for veterans with PTSD called "Beneath the Beard" and dedicates his time giving back to the community.

He says that this new car will help him reach more people in the area.

"This just gives me more avenues to reach out to other guys. A brand new vehicle," said Curry. 

"Every year we give Christmas presents, we do Easter dinners, we do thanksgiving dinners. So I can load that truck up and do more with it."

Rockford Firefighters Local 413 are hosting a special game at the Rockford Rivets Stadium this Friday night and will sell special jerseys for Wheels 4 Warriors.


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