Help us bring a fallen soldier’s story full-circle
My name is Kyle Fox and I am the co-founder of a group of patriots who call our selfs Follow the Flag. Since 2014 in Pleasant Grove Utah, Follow the Flag has hung a giant American flag across a large 1,000 ft canyon above our community. We strive to bring the patriotic spirit to all. We fly the flag of USA to show the veterans and first responders that we love, honor and support them. 2017 was the year we made history when we flew the largest free flying American Flag in the world. Big Betsy as we call her measures just over a quarter acre at 78 x 150 ft.
Our soldier’s story:
In early 2003 1Lt Jonathan David Rozier of the US Army kissed his wife Jessica, and sweet baby son Justin goodbye as he left to serve our country in Iraq. His army platoon was stationed at a traffic control point outside a prison in Baghdad, Iraq. One evening a pickup truck rolled up to Jonathan’s checkpoint with a dead body covered by blankets in the bed of a truck. The driver asked to be let through to bury the body. As the truck passed, it turns out the “dead body” was the enemy in disguise. The man disguising himself as deceased sat up and fired a RPG Launcher, killing Jonathan Rozier instantly. Jonathan left behind a beautiful 9-month old son and heartbroken wife.
To make ends meet during this devastating time in her life, Jessica sold her late-husband’s car, a 1999 Toyota Celica convertible. Fast-forward all these years later to the part where our story comes full-circle! Baby Justin is now a vibrant young man ready to celebrate his 16th birthday in October! Follow The Flag, along with Justin's warrior of a mother, would like to surprise Justin with a piece of his late father by helping him get into his first set of wheels. Yes, you guessed it! His mom has tracked down his late-father's convertible to a little town called Pleasant Grove, Utah. The current owner has agreed to sell it!
How you can help/ how your donations will be used:
The funds we raise will do the following:
1. Purchase a fallen soldier's car for his son.
2. Get that baby tuned up, detailed and driveable.
3. Transportation from Utah to Texas.
4. Big red bow.
5. Gas money.
6. A priceless surprise!
7. All donations left over will be given to the Johns family.
Imagine the feeling of holding the steering wheel of a car your late father once drove. A father you never knew. A father who died in the line of duty serving his country. What a priceless gift.
Thank you for your support, and for being a part of what Follow The Flag is all about. We love you!
- Jeff Hall
- Steph Judice
- Nick Jongebloed
- Ben Mcalister
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