Fastback Mustang returned to military veteran after it had been stolen during tour in Iraq

“It was like losing a family member,” U.S. Army Sgt. Martin May told WPTV. “That’s the biggest thing. It’s a void.”

The Iraqi war veteran survived a sniper’s bullet on foreign land, but realized he was a car theft victim not long after he returned home. Thieves had stolen a 1965 Fastback Mustang that was being kept in a local storage facility.

The car had been in May’s family since he was born.

May told WPTV that he planned on restoring the classic ride as a form of therapy for his PTSD. “You don’t appreciate something as much until you lose it and try to get it back again,” he said.

Last week, authorities found the Mustang in York County, South Carolina, two states over from May’s home in Florida. It was behind pulled behind a stolen pickup truck on the same trailer that May put it on years ago, the story said.

Now this gearhead who has served our country has another chance at not only restoring the ride, but making a strong recovery for himself.

“I lobe it more now than I did before.”

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