When Justin Rozier was only 9-months-old, his father, Army 1st Lt. Jonathan Rozier, sadly died while serving overseas. Jonathan’s wife Jessica had spoken with her husband only 12 hours before to update him on how their little baby was doing.
Sadly, Justin never had the opportunity to meet his father. While trying to cope as a widow, Jessica knew she had to work twice as hard to keep the family together. Wistfully, she had to return her husband’s 1999 black Toyota Celica convertible. Jessica had to sell the veteran’s car to help pay bills.
Jessica had to sell the veteran’s car
Nobody was driving the car and she didn’t have the money to pay the loan. So, sadly, she relinquished the vehicle but she didn’t know that one day she may be reunited with it.
15 years later, she now has a teenage boy who was desperate to know his father. Justin kept his father’s dog tags, photos and other bits of memorabilia. But there was one thing Justin wanted more than anything else in the world. He wanted his father’s car.
There was no real way to explain it. Justin was soon to be 16 and he wanted to be able to sit in the same seat where his dad once sat. It was a way of feeling close to his dad, experiencing the same things he did.
Jessica decided to try and hunt down her husband’s car after all those years of her being without it. She knew it would be tough, she even believed the car may be long gone or scrap by now, but she tried anyway for her son.
Her quest to get back the veteran’s car started online
She posted her quest on social media and to her surprise, it was shared around the world. Miraculously, she heard back from somebody with positive news.
Thanks to some helpful folks online, she managed to get in touch with the current owner of the car. After a lot of talk and debates, he eventually agreed to sell her back the car. Now all she had to do was drum up enough money to buy it, get it home and fix it up.
Thankfully, Jessica found a good Samaritan called Kyle Fox. Kyle stepped in with his non-profit Follow the Flag. Kyle managed to raise enough money to buy the car for Jessica and Justin. He even managed to round up volunteers to help get the car on the road.
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