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Connecticut U.S. Army Veteran Honored at UConn Huskies Military Appreciation Day


The Connecticut Women’s Huskies basketball team took on the Cleveland Bob Cats at Gampel Pavillion on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, a game that resulted in a 82 – 38 win for more than just the local sports team. 

A special Military Appreciation Day event took place during the halftime show on the court at UConn Storrs. Former UConn Huskies basketball player, Sue Bird, returned to the court to be able to give back and celebrate veterans for their service with a car giveaway.

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A 2019 Chevy Malibu was presented to retired U.S. Army veteran, Sergeant Jessica Veilleux and her family through a generous donation from the Military Warriors Support Foundation alongside Executive Auto Group and Wells Fargo Bank. Sergeant Veilleux is a combat wounded veteran living in Connecticut.

Since 2015, the Military Warriors Support Foundation program has donated vehicles nationally to combat wounded veterans and unmarried Gold Star spouses working with local car dealerships like Executive Auto Group.

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