Supporting the veterans in our community is something that is near and dear to our hearts at Eide Chrysler.
The Bismarck-Mandan community has always been good to the Eide team, including our local veterans. Our community is why we’re in business, and it’s why we continue to support organizations that give back to our community members.
Learn how Eide, in collaboration with Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation, presented a payment-free, new 2020 Dodge Durango to Medal of Honor recipient and former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha this month.
“We’ve made it a priority to look for areas where we can help veterans,” said Jesse Peterson, President and General Manager of Eide Chrysler here in Bismarck.
A very important part of our growth in the community is to support our veterans and even make sure we have them as a part of our team. Last year, we donated a vehicle through our Ford dealership and are pleased for the opportunity to donate again.
Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha of Minot is a Medal of Honor recipient and a proud new owner of a new Dodge Durango.
Romesha grew up in a military family and joined the U.S. Army in 1999 at age 18. Over the next 10 years, he served in Germany, Kosovo, Korea and Fort Carson, Colorado, and completed two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.
While serving his last deployment in 2009, he was wounded while supporting combat operations and received a Purple Heart for his injuries. In 2013, Staff Sergeant Romesha was recognized by President Barack Obama and received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty during the battle of Kamdesh.
"It was not only a great honor to meet former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, but working with Wells Fargo to help donate a payment free vehicle is one of this year's great highlights for the Eide organization," Peterson said.
But in Clint’s words, this type of thing always feels awkward and never feels deserving.
“This generous act of kindness and service today shows just what this country is about,” Clint said.
“We still have men and women going overseas and putting on that uniform. It's actions like these that show them their service and sacrifice are appreciated.”
During the ceremony Wednesday, Clint’s love of Dr. Pepper was revealed. We’re pleased the color of his Durango matches the color of his favorite drink!
You can also read more about the ways the Eide team is involved with the Bismarck-Mandan community on our blog. We thank you for your support!