July Positively Tampa Bay Game Changer - Robert Smith

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 10:36:51-04

Army First Sgt. Robert Smith served in Vietnam, earned 2 Purple Hearts, and served in the Pentagon for years. He retired in Lakeland where a heart condition robbed him of both legs, but not his legacy of service. 

He was 72 when he died earlier this year.

His sons took the extraordinary step of giving a stranger his prized possession: his Chevy.   

Troy and Ian Smith asked the "Black Dagger Military Hunt Club" - a local charity - for help finding a special kind of veteran: someone who would see the car and all the handicap features their dad had added - as freedom. 

They found that in army veteran Shannon Richmond!