1965 Chevrolet Impala Juan from Pennsylvania

Juan is a retired police chief who is spending his time nowadays documenting the interesting life he’s led. Between his time on the police force, working as a border patrol officer, and fighting as a Marine in the Vietnam War, he has his fair share of interesting stories. In the line of duty, people have tried to shoot him, stab him, and rob him, but he’s lived to tell the tale.

With this car, Juan decided to declare his patriotism loud and proud. He fully restored the vehicle over the course of 20 years, and decked it out with decals honoring our troops.

Juan says that it was worth it: he’s had families of troops come up to him and hug him in thanks, and that soldiers have stopped him to thank him for his support.

Mary Lingaur