Sunday, July 28, 2019

Vietnam veteran needed a lift and got it from an angel

Lyft Driver an 'angel' for giving veteran with PTSD 2-hour ride home from hospital

ABC 15 News
by Connor Ingalls
July 26th 2019
"I went from depression and suicidal thoughts and tears," said Rickrode, "to feeling honor and integrity again."
Lyft ride uplifts vet (WDPE)
SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — Honor, integrity, and valor. Those words mean a lot to Michael Rickrode.

The Surfside Beach resident learned their meaning as a kid growing up in a military household.

"We didn't have dinner at 5 o'clock in our house," said Rickrode. "We had it at 17-hundred. 17 and a split and you were running...I did a lot of running growing up."

To Rickrode, turning 18 was simply an opportunity to begin serving our country, which he did for nine years in the United States Navy-- but it took quite a toll on him.
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