Rockingham County Iraq War Veteran Enjoys Free Car Repairs from AAMCO of Manchester

Kenith Chase is a combat-disabled veteran from Sandown, N.H. He served as a U.S. Army Sergeant E5 in the Iraq War. Mr. Chase was awarded the Purple Heart for serious injuries he suffered during his service. Mr. Chase relies on his 2004 Acura RL to participate in volunteer activities, attend medical appointments and to get to his classes at Granite State College. He also serves as the Adjutant for the MOPH national Region One. The failing condition of his car and financial situation have made it challenging for him to reliably get to all of his obligations. Mr. Chase was nominated to participate in AAMCO’s program by the MOPH Region One commander.

Veteran Kenith Chase shakes hand with AAMCO of Manchester General Manager Tom Romano.

Veteran Kenith Chase shakes hand with AAMCO of Manchester General Manager Tom Romano.

“In today’s tough economy, it is hard enough to survive and move on, let alone be unable to work,” said Mr. Chase. “Due to my injuries, I was forced out of a good job with the government and medical retirement is not the retirement that I had seen myself to be a part of at such a young age. AAMCO has graciously accepted my vehicle for the 50 Cars in 50 States program and this is a Godsend. My current vehicle is one that I use often for school and I honestly cannot afford the repairs, being a disabled veteran on a fixed income. I am grateful to the AAMCO staff, and local locations, for their incredible service to our Nation’s combat wounded.”

Veteran Kenith Chase, AAMCO of Manchester General Manager Tom Romano, Jose Cruz, master tech, Jon Ortiz, assistant manager, Mike Greenleaf, master tech.

Veteran Kenith Chase, AAMCO of Manchester General Manager Tom Romano, Jose Cruz, master tech, Jon Ortiz, assistant manager, Mike Greenleaf, master tech.

Mr. Chase picked up his newly repaired car today from the AAMCO of Manchester service center, at 792 Gold Street, where the services were provided free of charge. After Mr. Chase dropped his car off, AAMCO technicians conducted a thorough diagnostic inspection to determine all repairs needed. Ultimately, they replaced the timing belts, plugs, two seat belts, installed four new tires, and provided a full tune-up. They performed additional services, including an auto detail, to ensure his vehicle will continue to serve him for years to come.

“Kenith Chase is a brave patriot who has sacrificed a lot for our country,” said Tom Romano, general manager at AAMCO of Manchester. “It is an honor and pleasure to help him with this car repair through the 50 Cars in 50 States program.”

Veteran Kenith Chase and his newly repaired Acura, along with AAMCO of Manchester General Manager Tom Romano

Veteran Kenith Chase and his newly repaired Acura, along with AAMCO of Manchester General Manager Tom Romano

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, AAMCO partnered with the MOPH to give back to America’s veterans in communities across the country. Through the 50 Cars in 50 States program, AAMCO is repairing the cars of 50 combat veterans, with the goal to repair one in each state to commemorate 50 years of total car care service.

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