Local veteran receives new car

A local veteran received a free car Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Carmel. (WISH photo)

CARMEL,Ind.  (WISH) – A local veteran got quite the surprise Saturday evening in Carmel at the American Legion post 155.

A local veteran, Derek Partain, received a new car.

Partain was active duty in the U.S. Army for 6 years and is now being medically retired.  He also served in Afghanistan.

Cars 4 Heroes surprised the veteran with a free vehicle to help him get adjusted to life as a civilian.

Cars 4 Heroes gives away around 300 cars a year.