Minnesota Veteran Receives Refurbished Vehicle via 'Recycled Rides' Program

January 18, 2018 06:59 AM

A Minnesota veteran received a special gift Wednesday.

Erik Rapoport was given a refurbished vehicle through the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program.

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Rapoport was in the Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004. He spent a lot of time in Kuwait and Iraq driving convoys.

He said he's grateful for the new ride.

"I had a friend drive me here and I said 'I won't need a ride home,'" Rapoport said, laughing.

The vehicle was donated by State Farm Insurance and repaired by Heppner's Auto Body in Woodbury.

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