Wounded vet whose car was damaged in Florence gets Jeep

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Neuwirth Motors, U.S. Bank and Freedom Alliance gift Sean McConaghy with a 2016 Jeep Cherokee. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Today was a special day for a wounded warrior here in the Cape Fear.

U.S. Bank and Freedom Alliance presented retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean McConaghy with a 2016 Jeep Cherokee. McConaghy’s car was damaged during Florence.

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McConaghy joined the Army in 1999 and deployed to Iraq twice. While there, his vehicle was struck four times by explosive devices. This left him with a traumatic brain injury and PTSD. He medically retired in 2013.

“Normal people will spend five years or six years paying off a car at hundreds of dollars a month, and to free up hundreds of dollars a month is more than I could ask for,” McConaghy said.

Neuwirth Motors also gifted McConaghy with five years of full car service.

McConaghy says the Freedom Alliance is a reminder that veterans are not forgotten.