DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Nexen Tire America Inc., in partnership with the Purple Heart Foundation, has selected retired Marine Cpl. Steven Diaz as the recipient of the American Muscle for American Heroes Nexen Tire Dodge Challenger R/T.
Mr. Diaz, who was wounded in 2005 while clearing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq, was selected by representatives from Nexen and the Purple Heart Foundation from thousands of nominations from across the country.
The campaign, announced in September, was designed to honor a well-deserving veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart Medal after being wounded in combat — and to show gratitude for the safety and security provided to Americans by members of the Armed Forces, Nexen said.
Many of these submissions, which included incredible stories of heroism, patriotism and courage, were posted to social media.
"I am extremely honored to be selected by Nexen Tire and the Purple Heart Foundation as the recipient of the Nexen Tire Dodge Challenger R/T," Mr. Diaz said.
"This is an incredible vehicle and program that has helped bring important attention to the thousands of combat-wounded veterans across the country who are still suffering from the effects of their injuries."