A Fort Campbell soldier, who recently returned home from Afghanistan was named the winner of a national contest and received keys to his brand new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro.
22-year old Private First Class Michael Carroll of Louisiana who is assigned to the local post’s 5-61st Military Police Company took delivery of the car today at Patriot Chevrolet in Hopkinsville with friends, local dignitaries watching on.
The new Camaro features a black leather interior, 19-inch aluminum wheels and six-speed manual transmission and is estimated to be worth over $34,000.
PFC Carroll stated he was overcome with emotions when he first learned he beat-out over 34,000 people across the nation to win the car his dreams.
PFC Carroll entered the contest while he was deployed in Afghanistan and didn’t think he would win, but wanted to throw in his name into the mix.
The local soldier spoke about his plans to make a long distance road trip to see family and friends in his new vehicle.
The national sweepstakes ran from April 14th through September 14th and was open to all active, reserve, retired and National Guard service members and spouses.