U.S. Military Vet Goes to a Cookout, Takes Home New F-150

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West Virginia Ford dealership hosted barbecue in honor of local area military veterans as a way to thank them for their service.

Our military do a lot to keep our nation and the rest of the world safe and free. Some even give their very lives to defend liberty. For all our troops have done, we owe each and every one a debt of gratitude.

One Ford dealership certainly agrees. Clarksburg, West Virginia NBC/ABC dual-affiliate WBOY-TV has the story of Toothman Ford in nearby Grafton, West Virginia, who went above and beyond the call of duty for one veteran.

Aaron Edison + Ford F-150

“I had no idea. I was thinking a small camera or something like that to honor veterans and I would have been totally happy with that,” said Aaron Edison, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, and spent three years with the West Virginia Army National Guard. “This just totally blowed me out of the water, no idea, so very surprised and very happy.”

And what did Toothman Ford do for Edison? They gave him the keys to a brand new F-150.

J.R. Toothman + Ford F-150

The giveaway occurred at the dealership’s Veterans Day barbecue November 12, which was designed as an event for all vets and active-duty soldiers to thank them for their service. Vice president J.R. Toothman wanted to do something more, though.

“Our idea was to have the Bar-B-Que just for the veterans and that type of thing just to say thank you,” said Toothman, “and the more we thought about it, our staff thought we really want to something special for the veterans in our community for all that they have given to us. So we came up with the idea of giving a truck away.”

Aaron Edison + Ford F-150
We hope all dealerships of any brand, not just Ford, do something this wonderful for our military.

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