For the last 40 years, Ron Elliott from Delaware has been transporting the bodies of dead Vietnam veterans to their final resting places free of charge. For the last 18 years he’s been using the same 2000 Ford F150. The sides of the truck are decorated with the names of Vietnam veterans who have lost their lives in combat.
When his truck started to show signs of breaking down in August, he was worried that he would have to stop offering up his services. Community firefighters and veterans raised money to buy Elliott a newer truck that will soon be outfitted with modifications for carrying the veterans’ caskets and repainted to feature the names of the deceased veterans.