We've been bombarded with emails, PM messages from our forums, and Facebook shout outs from brave U.S. soldiers stationed in every corner of the globe. Along with the stories about soldiers being away from their families and in the line of danger, we've also been receiving awesome photos from the real men and women of the Armed Forces.
Jonathan Stamper, a Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marines checked in with us from the front lines of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He tells us that while he's out on deployment, he looks forward to reading Truckin' ever month to escape into his one of his favorite hobbies. He even admitted to missing his '09 GMC Sierra almost as much as his family. That's a bold statement, but we know deep down he is aching to reunite with his loved ones. Although with a truck like his, we understand him missing being behind the wheel and kicking in the gas pedal. Thanks so much for writing in GySgt Stamper, it means so much to us that we can play a small role in your life away from the states. P.S. We're digging your temporary ride though, GySgt Stamper. We bet nothing flattens the bad guys better than a huge M-ATV!
Warrior's Ride Profile:
GySgt Stamper's '09 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L 4x4 has been lifted with a 6-inch BDS lift with 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires, and 22-inch custom wheels. The engine has been upgraded with a Volant air intake, a Superchips programmer, Flowmaster exhaust system, and a throttle body spacer. Future plans include a set of headers, EBC brakes, a tonneau cover, an RBP lower bumper grille and side steps, and an APM hood.