Just passing through.
That’s exactly what National Guard Sgt. Zack Goodbred was doing this past march, en route to Illinois from North Carolina to visit family, with wife and kids in tow. It was during early March in the middle of a snowstorm when his car broke down.
Goodbred contacted another National Guardsmen with ties to the state and that’s when the rescue mission began.
“It was really fluid. There was nothing to it. It rolled one after the other. Everybody stuck together and made sure he got home,” said National Guard Sgt. Danny Burgess.
“Our main goal was just to complete the mission.”
The mission was completed with many moving, helpful parts, including a retired service member and his wife who brought food to the hotel that was purchased by the National Guard for Goodbred and his family to stay in until the car was fixed up.
The vehicle was repaired and detailed free of charge by the Hurricane Chevrolet dealership.
Today, National Guard Maj. Gen. James Hoyer presented the dealership with a plaque and a framed letter of thanks for their efforts.