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Son Receives Fallen Soldier´s Car 15 Years After His Mom Sold It

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When Army Lt. Jonathan Rozier died in Baghdad last July 19, 2003, his wife was left with the harsh realities of facing life alone and raising their 9-month-old son. But the fallen soldier also left the family with a 1999 Toyota Celica that according to NBC News was “just sitting in the driveway.” Jessica Johns decided to sell it. And fifteen years later, because her son is about to get his own license, she tracked it down and with the help of the community, got the car back for his birthday.

The idea of having the car back began when she stumbled upon the vehicle’s registration. Since her son was about to get his own license, she decided that it would be a great inheritance from the father he never grew up with.

She started searching by posting the registration number and a picture of the vehicle on her social media account saying, “Can someone please help me find this car?”

“It was Jon’s car (1Lt Jonathan Rozier, KIA Iraq 7-19-03) when he died, I wasn’t thinking ahead to when Justin (his son) would be driving 15 years later. If you facebookers could work your magic and help me find it, it would be an amazing present for his 16th birthday if it hasn’t become a tin can now,” she continued.

Several days later, a reply from her post came from a woman living in Utah saying that her father possesses the car, although she wasn’t sure if her father would be willing to part with it.

“It took me 12 hours to get the courage to call him,” she said. She also recalled that the owner wanted some time to think about it but called back an hour later. She remembered him telling her, “I think that your son will get more enjoyment out of having his dad´s car than I would.”

An organization communicated with Jessica to help her raise funds and refurbish the car. It was taken back to their Texas hometown just in time for Justin’s birthday celebration.

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Popular Celebrities Who’ve Owned Sports Teams And You Probably Didn’t Even Know It

When you are a celebrity and racking in multi million dollar paychecks, you get the luxury of deciding where you spend your hard earned cash. And for those celebrities who have always been die-hard sports fans, that choice is often pretty easy.
From hitting proverbial home runs in their careers, to financing their own sports teams that are hitting it out of the park, celebrities who own athletics teams have always been par for the course in Hollywood. Take a look at some of the surprising celebrities have owned their craft along with owning some of their (and our) all-time favorite sports teams.

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‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake’ Set For A 2020 Release?

Horror game fans simply can't get enough of the Resident Evil 2 remake. Developed by Capcom, the game reunites you with Leon and Claire with a fresh new coat of paint. Now, another game in the franchise is looking to get the same treatment. A Nemesis For Us All There are talks of a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake being...

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Neverland Ranch is Back On The Market: Take A Look Around the Amusement Park

Situated in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Monica, California, the almost 3,000 acre plot of land upon which Neverland Ranch was constructed has recently been placed back on the market. Nowadays, the one-time residence of international pop sensation Michael Jackson is going by a new name: Sycamore Valley Ranch. Much of the estate is as it was during the 15 years Jackson called it his home, except for a few glaring differences – namely, the removal of the fun-fair rides that gave the home its whimsical name Neverland Ranch. The very last vestiges of where the carousel once spun are still visible as you go through the grounds. Read on for an in-depth view of the ranch.

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