WWII Veteran Wins Car And Cashes It In To Help Wounded Warriors

A Trent Woods man who won a new car from a local dealership isn't keeping his good luck for himself.

Bill Vogelsang and his son decided to cash in the car Bill won at Hyundai of New Bern and donate the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Vogelsang, who is 89, was a Marine Corporal in World War II and was awarded two purple hearts after being wounded at Iwo Jima in February 1945.

The donation to the Wounded Warrior Project is $17,000.

The DownEast Chapter 639 Military Order of the Purple Heart accepted the donation for the Wounded Warrior Program.

All of the proceeds will go to support "Wounded Warrior Home for Holidays Program." The program pays expenses for Marines and Navy Corpsmen wounded in combat and recuperating at Marine Wounded Warrior barracks at Camp Lejuene Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville to travel home during Christmas holidays.

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