A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Garry Blough, 45, keys to a 2012 Kia Forte after the incident was brought to their attention by another veteran, former Marine Paula Mongeon.
“I just knew they would help this guy, I just knew it,” Mongeon told The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Blough called the vehicle a “godsend,” explaining that his family, which includes his wife Jennifer and 1-year-old daughter, didn’t have a vehicle. That meant routine appointments at the doctor or going shopping for groceries could take hours as the couple loaded his wheelchair and the baby’s stroller onto buses.
“There were only so many bags you could carry,” said Blough, who was injured in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War. He is unable to work and suffers from …