For years Phillip had talked of getting a classic Chevy truck. Prior to his deployment to Afghanistan he vowed to find and restore one when he returned home. Phillip was not able to fulfill that dream, however in the days following Phillip’s passing the decision was made to fulfill that dream for him by restoring a 1951 Chevy pickup in his, and all fallen heroes honor. The plan was for it to wear a Fallen Heroes themed paint job and to be used for parades, car shows and various events to raise awareness of those that “gave all”, and to support military charities such as the Marine’s Toys for Tots and Snowball Express.
The project began with a 1951 Chevrolet 3100 pickup with 28,000 original miles. It was as rust free as could be expected for a 60 year old truck. It included the original “Stovebolt” 216, 6 cylinder engine in running condition.
The plan was to do a complete ground-up restoration keeping the truck in near original condition. The project was completed and debuted May 28, 2012!
The American Legion Riders are requesting support to escort the truck to Sunrise beach. Food will be provided for all those attending at the end of the ride. The escort will leave Jefferson City sharply at 11 am. Please contact Tom of the American Legion riders at[masked] for further details.