Disabled Navy veteran Richard Mahler of Glen St. Mary was handed the keys to a used 2002 Buick Regal last week courtesy of the Baker County Veterans Council.
The council is a non-profit group dedicated to helping veterans in need. The Buick is the second vehicle the veterans council has donated in recent months.
So where was Mr. Mahler going first in his new car?
“I’m heading into town to do some grocery shopping. Then after that my wife has a doctor’s appointment that’s real important to take care of in Orange Park,” he said before a brief ceremony with council members at his home the morning of June 25.