Sales Manager at the Fremont Ford and Lincoln store in Sheridan, Drew served in the Navy for 7 years. After 9/11, Drew said he felt like he had to something. That was his driving force to join the military. As well as working on C130 aircraft, Drew mentioned that he had so many deployments, he actually couldn’t remember them all, he’d been all over the world. Some that he did mention though was the middle east, Sicily, the Bahamas. He is just one of many veterans that now work within the Fremont Motor Company in Wyoming and Nebraska.
1898 Fort Rd, in Sheridan Wyoming, sits the veterans hospital. Sheridan has had a VA medical center since April 1922. To find out more about the VA medical center history, click here. The hospital website says it was used for soldiers who fought in WWI that had ‘battle fatigue’ or now known as PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). According to ptsdunited, “An estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD at any given time. That is equal to the total population of Texas”. Today, the facility said they treat nearly 12,500 veterans a year with a wide range of health services.
Initially named Armistice Day. November 11th has been the day to remember veterans for 98 years (2017 will be the 99th year). In 1954, the day was renamed Veterans Day. To read more about the history of this special remembrance day, visit this page. The Veteran Day National Ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery, starting at 11 am.
From a veteran to other veterans
Drew Porter understands the sacrifices that his brothers, sisters and military family have made. Veterans, active military, and family members all have a special place. If you are considering a change of vehicle, you may want to talk with him. Drew said he would match Ford’s rebates on new vehicles, up to $1000. He also said there are offers on pre-owned vehicles too. Military ID will be needed. For more information give him a call on (307) 675-1658 or go stop by for a coffee in the Ford store at 1658 Coffeen Avenue Sheridan, WY 82801.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.