New York Veteran Receives ‘Recycled Ride’

July 25, 2023
A U.S. Army veteran in Smithtown, New York received a vehicle from the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program.

A U.S. Army veteran in Smithtown, New York received a vehicle from the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides program, according to a press release.

A 2021 Honda CRV, donated by GEICO and restored by Bi-County Auto Body, was given to Denise Crutchfield, who served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1990. She received the vehicle on July 19 during a presentation held at Bi-County Auto Body.

Crutchfield was stationed in Germany from 1981 to 1983 before receiving an honorable discharge in 1990. She completed her service, reaching the rank of Captain by the time of her departure. Crutchfield earned an Army Service Ribbon and an Overseas Service Ribbon for the work she completed.

In the time since her service, Crutchfield has played a role in Veteran Affairs, VA appointments, community services, food drives, pantry delivery, and community fundraising.

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