The volunteer nonprofit Soldiers' Angels has received a one-of-a-kind, restored Humvee from Jesse James, host of Monster Garage and owner of West Coast Choppers, Austin Speed Shop and Cisco Burgers. The charity plans to sell the truck as a fund-raiser.
Known as the “Iraq Confidential Humvee,” it is a combat-damaged vehicle rebuilt in Iraq as part of James' visit with the 181st Transportation Battalion in 2006. The Humvee rebuild, conducted by James and the soldiers as a morale-builder, was documented on the video “Iraq Confidential,” which was later aired on the Military Channel.
“Going to Iraq to do that build with the troops and being able to shake their hands and to tell them ‘Thank you’ was one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences in my life,” James said.
“With all of their different programs providing support to the troops, veterans and their families, donating the Humvee to Soldiers' Angels brings it full circle, allowing it to continue to benefit those guys and gals and let them know how much I appreciate their service.”