Fallen Soldier’s Son Wants Car for Birthday, Asks Mom to Find Dad’s Lost 14 Y/o Car

It’s never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, especially if all their belongings are not with them.
The widow of an armed soldier was finally able to receive the car that her husband used to own before she sold it.

Army Lieutenant Jonathan Rozier was deployed to Baghdad in the early months of the war from Fort Riley in Kansas. During the operation Iraqi Freedom, he died when his unit was attacked by rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire outside a municipal building, according to the Defence Department.

American Hero
< LT Jonathan D. Rozier >
16 July 1978 – 19 July 2003

Posted by Fallen Heroes Honored on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

After his death, he would leave his widowed wife Jessica Johns and 9 month-year-old back home in America. The devastated mother would have to make a painful decision to sell her husband’s 1999 convertible Toyota Celica that sat unused in the driveway.

She needed to pay for her son Justin’s daycare and make ends meet and decided it was best to forfeit the loan on the car and return it to Toyota.

Fast forward 14 years later when her son was asking for a new car for his 15th birthday and she thought what better present than to get the car that used to belong to his father.

Not knowing where to start, she jumped onto Facebook and asked the community for help.

** HELP **

Can someone please help me find this car? It’s a 1999 Toyota Celica convertible.
VIN jt5fg02t3x0055626

Posted by Jessica Johns on Friday, August 11, 2017

Her story began to catch like wildfire and before she knew it, she was contacted with a promising lead.

She was connected with Follow the flag, a non-profit organization out of Pleasant Grove, Utah, that is dedicated to honoring the flag and celebrating patriotism.

The immediately jumped on the project and started a GoFundMe page for the effort.

A little over a month, funds were raising and the car was purchased, tuned, detailed and was on its way to its new owner.

Watch to see the story of events unfold!


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