Local veteran John Reid and his daughter
Jenny Harding, For TSM

R&B Automotive and Diesel Repair and Bentley Welding gave a local veteran a Ford F-350 truck with a custom paint job from Eaton Paint and Body on Tuesday evening at the Greeley Stampede for Operation Veteran Valor 2018. I was proud to represent K99 for the presentation of the truck on the Extraction Park Stage.

Longmont resident, John Reid, was chosen from a list of very deserving veterans. He accepted the generous gift with his wife and two daughters.

John is a Marine who was seriously injured in his 3rd and final deployment in Afghanistan. He was awarded a Purple Heart and sent back to the states for recovery because of the extent of his injuries. John has spent many hours organizing and participating in fundraising efforts to help other veterans in need, including the Semper Fi Fund and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He is currently attending UNC in Greeley to become a physical education teacher.

Operation Veteran Valor Sponsors

  • R&B Automotive and Diesel Repair
  • Bentley Welding
  • Eaton Paint and Body
  • AMS Automotive Machine Specialists
  • The Greeley Tribune
  • Prestige Window Tinting
  • White Bull Performance
  • Peak Oil Field Services

A big thank you to my lovely wife, Jenny for taking the photos.



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