Local veteran receives incredible gift

Army Specialist, Zach Parker (Source: KPLC)
Army Specialist, Zach Parker (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Freedom Alliance, an organization supporting our nation's military families, presented a customized, all-terrain wheelchair to Army Specialist, Zach Parker.

In 2011, Parker was deployed to Afghanistan as an Army Medic. An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in 2012, resulted in amputations of his left arm and both legs. He was medically retired in 2014.

Parker is looking forward to this donation, as it will help in maintaining his 11-acre property and enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, hunting.

"I will be able to go hunting and fishing on my own time," says Parker.

Parker is a husband, father, and a patriot says that his wife and son encourage him to reclaim his independence.

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