This week, in honor of Veterans Day, a devoted 50-year volunteer for Disabled American Veterans received a new van to enable him to carry on his selfless work.
Len Johnson, a former US Marine, frequently visits other veterans’ houses in Philadelphia to provide any assistance he can, so the TrueCar website users saw an opportunity to recognize him. The Lance corporal lost the use of his left foot while serving in Vietnam at the age of 18 after suffering multiple shrapnel wounds during a skirmish. Despite this, he delivers toys for the kids at the Catholic Workers Orphanage and helps out local veterans. Len has received numerous awards for his service throughout the course of his career, including the Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and a Presidential Unit Citation. Mike Darrow, president and chief executive officer of TrueCar, said: “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize Marine Lance Corporal Len Johnson, who not only served in Vietnam but continues to serve many communities, including his fellow veterans. We’re overjoyed to be able to provide him with this new vehicle so he may.