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Program honors vet with car repairs

Kimberly Jordan kimberly.jordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Gordon Scott served his country doing two tours in Vietnam, and a local auto repair shop is giving back by repairing his car for free.

Scott was the recipient of the benefits after applying for a program through the Military Order of the Purple Heart and AAMCO automotive repair. The 50 Cars in 50 States program features AAMCO repairing the vehicles of 50 combat veterans, with the goal of one in each state.

According to Lebanon AAMCO owner Brad Isbell, Scott's 1988 Dodge Dynasty was "completely redone. We put in a new motor, new tires, new brakes. It runs like a top now."

Scott lives in Quebeck and was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in combat, which resulted in the loss of his left leg.

"I've spent a lot of money on it and tried my best to keep it repaired," said Scott. "I just couldn't believe it. I'm at a loss for words to show my appreciation."

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