As a former staff sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, Kelly Fromm knows all too well the risks our military face. On Christmas Day in 2007, Fromm's good friend Sgt. Joseph Tutten was killed in Iraq, leading the then retired Fromm to pay tribute to his lost comrade by creating a patriotic-themed Chevy Camaro, named Veteran 1.
After auctioning off the car, Fromm donated all the proceeds to the Active Dogs Academy Service Dog Foundation (ADASDF), a non-profit that provides service dogs to wounded veterans. Fromm himself received a dog for free in 2009 after a four-year wait due to primary lateral sclerosis, a disease that forced his medically retirement from the army, but it costs the organization $30,000 to train each animal. The goal was to help fund the organization so they can continue helping veterans in need.
And his mission continues, now focused on a new assignment – an 850-hp one that will top Veteran 1 in every way.
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