Stranded marine on a trip across the US gets help from local military mom
Thanks to a Facebook group, he got the help he needed
Your Central Valley.com
Posted: Feb 12, 2017
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - While most were preparing to watch the Super Bowl last Sunday, a marine driving a truck through Colorado was stuck when his it broke down on his journey home.
His truck broke down, and he was stranded for four hours until a stranger whose son is also a marine learned of his troubles and offered a hand.
"You talk about it, and you just get goosebumps. It's just a wonderful feeling that I was able to help him and get him off the road," Shauna Zelenka said.
Zelenka was browsing through a Facebook page for marine families -- missing her deployed son -- when she came across a post from a mother in Iowa.
It mentioned New Castle, Colorado -- a town only 10 minutes east of Zelenka's home in Silt.
"I saw that this marine who had just been discharged from the military was stuck on I-70," Zelenka said.
The Marine was Chris Sims.
"I was like, 'I'll take all the help I can get,'" Sims said.
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