Ford and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson made one American combat vet the happiest person on the planet giving her a 2018 Mustang. It’s so heartwarming when someone receives a gift from a very famous person as a recognition of her brave military service.
Ford unveiled its new and refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang by having Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson present it to a combat vet. The video is both as heartbreaking and heartwarming as it sounds. In the video on his YouTube channel, Johnson said that he knows Marlene Rodriquez is his fan and Ford would like to do something special for her in honor of her winning the Ford Go Further Award.
2018 Ford Mustang – It’s an honor to have it, but to receive it?
The Rock noted that her being a combat veteran with three tours and having overcome a tremendous amount of challenges is way more important than just being his fan. Rodriguez survived two roadside explosions and a firefight, but had to leave the Army due to a brain injury. She received the Purple Heart during her third tour of duty. She was the first woman to join the Chapter 49 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in 2013. During the interview with ford she talked about her experiences. She is so proud to have served her country, despite the scars from her experiences.
In the video below you will also hear about Military Warriors Support Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support of combat veterans and Gold Star families as they come back into civilian life. The organization provides financial aid, counseling and through its Homes4WoundedHeroes program, it has given away 700 mortgage free homes to military families.
Johnson surprised her on set while she was talking about the foundation. Firstly, Johnson surprised Rodriguez with tickets to the world premiere of his new film ‘Baywatch’ and then with the 2018 Ford Mustang. Rodriguez insisted she didn’t deserve the award, but she knows nothing. She deserved that indeed!
For Johnson said that he was touched by her story and that it was a great honor for him to stand before that woman!