During Flag Day celebration, organization gives Marine a lift with new car

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LENEXA, Kan. - "I can think back as if it were yesterday…Running, being scared. Confused."

Edmond Russell was stationed at Pearl Harbor when Japanese forces attacked. He was young and scared. But today at 99 years old, a survivor of Pearl Harbor, Russell says he'd fight for the U.S.A. all over again.

"I've traveled around the world, and there's no place that I want to go back to except the good old U.S.A."

At today's Flag Day celebration in Lenexa, Russell was the oldest living veteran in attendance. He got the special flag presentation, but Arturo Ramirez got something else that he's needed for years.

Ramirez, who served in Iraq with the Marines, got a car from the Cars 4 Heroes organization.

"I got overwhelmed. I got choked up a little bit. I've never been one to ask for help or anything. It just goes to show that there is still good out there, you know?" said Ramirez.

Ramirez says the car will help him get to work without walking on his bad knee and allow him more freedom to take his family places.

Click on this link for more information on Cars 4 Heroes.



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