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Wounded Soldier and Family Receive Charity Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey refurbished by Precision Collision Auto Body and gifted by Soldiers’ Angels of Washington and NABC’s Recycled Rides program will allow soldier injured by roadside bomb to provide for family.


Retired military member Josh Tanton from Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently received a newly recycled 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan through Soldiers’ Angels of Washington and the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides program. The car was restored by Precision Collision Auto Body located in Bellevue, Wash.

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Tanton was driving in a convoy in November of 2003 when he was injured by a roadside bomb. Since the accident, he has experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, memory loss and recurring migraines. He is now medically retired from the military after serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and he, his wife and three children are very grateful to receive the Recycled Ride.

"Even with all that has gone on, I hang on to a bit of hope that I can make my life better, for me and my family," Tanton wrote in his contest entry form. "[This van] would allow me to do something I otherwise couldn’t do for my wife and children. It would help me be more confident in my purpose in life and my role as a provider."


The NABC helps body shops around the country restore and donate much needed vehicles to families who face transportation challenges. With more than 150 vehicles destined to be gifted by the end of this year, charity organizations like Soldiers’ Angels will be able to help those in need.

"With almost 200 entries in our recent promotion via Entercom Radio KKWF 100.7 The Wolf, the Tantons were selected as our recipient family," said Mark Lovell, director of marketing for Precision Collision Auto Body. "Our stakeholders who really made this possible were LKQ Keystone in Kent, PPG Industries in Kent and USAA Insurance."

Pictures of the giveaway can be viewed at the Precision Collision Facebook page.

More information:

National Auto Body Council

Precision Collision Auto Body

Soldiers’ Angels

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