pSgt Matt Amos and his Modern Warfare 3 Special Edition with a new aggressive stance and added performance thanks to the Pro Comp wheels and tires, Pro Comp 2.5" lift and Magnaflow exhaust system.
A Wounded Warrior
By Camee Edelbrock
Gets New Wheels
Editor's Note: 4 Wheel Parts President/CEO Greg Adler was contacted to see if he would be interested in supplying parts for this Wounded Warrior project vehicle build. He immediately jumped in offering products from sister companies Pro Comp and Smittybilt for this very worthy cause. 8 / ORA OCTOBER 2012 In August, the WyoTech campus in Long Beach, CA
the 5th Annual Wounded Warrior car show. It was a huge success, raising over $17,000 for the Semper Fi Fund and attracting 198 vehicles. The show also served as the backdrop for a special event - the presentation of a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Modern Warfare 3 Special Edition to Sgt James "Matt" Amos, a decorated Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan. The Semper Fi Fund provided Matt with the funds he needed to purchase the Jeep, while the automotive stu- dents at WyoTech, along with aftermarket companies Pro Comp, Smittybilt, Magnaflow and Royal Purple, provided the extra performance, bigger wheels/tires and other offroad worthy add-ons. Matt said, "I chose the Jeep because it allows me to go almost anywhere. I love to hunt, fish and wheel. This was the vehicle that allowed me to accomplish all of those things." Matt continues, "While this is a limited edition Jeep and a beautiful vehicle, she is not a Pavement Princess, that would be an insult to a Jeep." Originally from Goddard, Kansas, he plans on returning there to "turn her (the Jeep) from the all-black to a pretty mud brown color." When asked why he selected the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 edition, Matt responded, "It represented the Call of Duty that has been answered by my Brothers and Sisters in arms. It represents my brothers who have made the ultimate sacrifice; it represents the sacrifices that our families make for us. It was billed as the toughest vehicle in the world - any world - and that fits the Marine way of life. We're the baddest and toughest on the planet - any planet - and what better vehicle to pSgt Matt Amos with his wife Audrie and daughters, Clara and Lily. encompass all of those reasons?" You can imagine why there wasn't a dry eye in the house when the Jeep was presented to Sgt Amos during the car show. WyoTech has a strong tie with the military, as many of the students are veterans gaining skills they need to become automotive technicians. The Semper Fi Fund provides much needed assistance to injured Marines and their families. It was a natural for WyoTech and Semper Fi to work together on a project for Sgt Amos. The students who installed the donated products are veterans: Erik Hansen, a retired Marine, served three deployments; retired Marine, Shawn Walker, served two deployments in Afghanistan; Jeremy Kalcisics, a retired Marine Corporal E-4, acted as