Wounded Marine to receive vehicle

By Staff Writer | JDNews | JDNews.com | May 11, 2011

“The Semper Fi Fund will present a special vehicle to a Camp Lejeune wounded warrior on Thursday.

Marine Staff Sgt. Samuel Schoenheit, who was partially paralyzed during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2008, will receive a specially adapted vehicle at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington at 2 p.m. Thursday.

According to releases, the Semper Fi Fund helps fund specially adapted vehicles through its Adaptive Transportation grants. These grants are provided to service members who have lost limbs or are paralyzed as a result of their injuries. Typically, a modified vehicle can cost upwards of $40,000. After the VA loan is applied to a handicap vehicle, the Semper Fi Fund will provide a grant of up to $20,000, depending on needs, to reduce or eliminate the financial burden of a car payment.”

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