Mike Rowe surprises veteran in 'Returning the Favor'
Published August 31, 2017
Rowe surprised Zaidement with equipment for his shop, one year's worth of rent, a new coat of paint. Additionally, The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association presented the shop with $17,500Mike Rowe gave a veteran the surprise of a lifetime in the first episode in his Facebook series "Returning The Favor."
The former "Dirty Jobs" host traveled to Indiana to meet up with an army veteran who started an organization to help his fellow veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jason Zaidement founded Operation Combat Bikesaver after he watched his father, a Vietnam War vet, struggle with PTSD.
"I love this place," Rowe says when he visits the bike shop that Zaidement built.
Zaidement said he started his shop as a way to "give back."
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The thing that totally blew me away in this is when Jason Zaidement said that his Dad's ashes are in the clear coat on his bike so that he will be on the ride with him!