Monday, January 30, 2012

Captain Bruce Hays was born December 29, 1965 in Merced, California. He graduated from Capitan (New Mexico) High School in 1984 and joined the U.S. Army. In 2008 Bruce was deployed to Afghanistan. Before he left, he bought a 1959 Chevy Apache pickup truck as an anniversary gift for his wife. Keeping it a secret, Bruce paid a local mechanic $17,000 to have the vehicle completed upon his return. Bruce was killed in action on Sept. 17, 2008. His family and friends later found out that the mechanic Bruce hired to restore the pickup did not complete the work on the vehicle and had left the area. By the time law enforcement caught up with the man, he had already spent all of the money and left the truck in several pieces. Stevinson Automotive offered help in the restoration of the 1959 Chevrolet Apache for Captain Bruce Hays’ wife and daughters. And here some some excellent photos of the truck's presentation to the Hays family.

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