Eduardo Figueroa is a U.S. Army veteran from Orlando. He was awarded the Purple Heart for serious injuries he sustained in combat during the Vietnam War. Mr. Figueroa relies on his 2001 Acura MDX to get around and to attend medical appointments, but his financial situation and the failing condition of his vehicle have prevented him from doing so. Mr. Figueroa was nominated to participate in AAMCO’s program by the MOPH Region IV commander.
“I am so thankful to AAMCO for helping me with this car repair,” said Mr. Figueroa. “As a proud military veteran, it is wonderful to know there are companies that appreciate and support our sacrifice and service.”
“Since before the American revolution, men and women have risked their lives for our freedom,” said Curtiss Kinard, AAMCO of Orlando owner. “This is an incredible service that they provide without even knowing us. We are glad to honor that sacrifice by returning our service to them. We are proud to help Mr. Figueroa and we feel fortunate that we are able. I hope our gesture inspires others to help our many great U.S. veterans.”
Mr. Figueroa picked up his newly repaired vehicle on May 14 from the AAMCO of Orlando service center, at 6304 E. Colonial Drive, where the repairs were provided free of charge. After Mr. Figueroa dropped off his SUV, AAMCO technicians conducted a thorough diagnostic inspection to determine all repairs needed. Ultimately, they performed a transmission rebuild to ensure his vehicle will continue to serve him for years to come.