SSG Decker and STRYKER
STRYKER, is a 2013 Chevy Camaro 2SS. It was appropriately purchased on Veterans Day of 2015. This car has been built as a tribute to the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the Soldiers assigned or attached during the Surge, who made the ultimate sacrifice! Between 2007-2008, we lost 57-Soldiers. The years that followed, we lost five more Soldiers from my original group (that's only the ones I'm aware of) to suicide and injuries sustained in combat. I'm always thinking how I can tweak the build of this car just a bit more to raise further awareness for them.
The actual Stryker vehicle saved my life many times but ultimately I was wounded in action and medically retired from the Army after 13yrs of honorable service. The car is a functional race car and show car. It has been in several shows and parades. Recently, following a pretty severe accident, she received extensive interior, exterior and mechanical upgrades that I feel will bring more attention to the car and those I lost. You can follow STRYKER on Facebook or Instagram @ 2013STRYKER. Thanks for your support. "PRO DEO ET PATRIA!" -Raider Shepherd N