CONGRATULATONS!
ARMY MASTER SERGEANT BRIAN PORTER
NEXEN TIRE AND THE PURPLE HEART FOUNDATION WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE BRIAN PORTER,
THE WINNER AND RECIPIENT OF THE NEXEN HERO 2020 CUSTOM JEEP GLADIATOR.
WE THANK YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY FOR YOUR INVALUABLE SERVICE.
Porter’s military career spanned nearly three decades, and more than half spent of it was with special forces. He volunteered for the elite 75th Ranger Regiment and completed the Special Forces Qualification Course to earn the U.S. Army’s coveted Green Beret. In 2004 during his second combat tour in Iraq, Porter was returning to base after a combat operation in Fallujah when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated under his vehicle. Not only did the IED explosion spawn an ambush of the convoy, Porter absorbed the full impact of the explosion to his face, resulting in a near-death experience. After multiple surgeries to restore his ability to eat and breathe on his own without assistance, Porter courageously returned to active service to rejoin his unit. Porter completed two additional tours to Iraq before retiring in 2013. The injuries sustained by the IED explosion has required more than 33 surgeries and for his actions in combat, and Porter was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He continues to serve the country as a civilian role as an Exercise Planner for the United States Army.
“TO ME, THIS CUSTOM JEEP IS MORE THAN JUST A COOL VEHICLE—
IT'S A SYMBOL THAT HELPS BRING AWARENESS TO THE THOUSANDS OF COMBAT-WOUNDED
VETERANS ACROSS THE NATION.”
- ARMY MASTER SERGEANT BRIAN PORTER
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We express immeasurable gratitude for the sacrifices and contributions of all who currently serve, who
have served, and those we have lost along the way; you are not forgotten.

We would also like to say a special thank you to all the families who sacrifice alongside and lift up these brave heroes.
 
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