Harris said Breyman made a big difference in the lives of other veterans on campus.
Harris was so impressed that one day he approached Breyman and said he was submitting his name to the
The 36-year-old immediately thought it would be a great thing for one of the veterans who come to him for help.
But Harris insisted that Breyman should be the one.
"I don't do it for the reward, but OK," Breyman remembers thinking.
He filled out the paperwork, and after months went by, he wasn't expecting anything to come of it.
Then he got a phone call telling him he had won. He thought it was a telemarketer at first.
Last Friday, he sat down with a Progressive representative to sign the papers. He'll received a blue 2016 Mazda CRX in a November ceremony.
The 14-year veteran of the
Breyman said he was told he is one of 100 nationwide this year, two in
He finds the idea of getting a free car "surreal" and "weird." He feels there must be some kind of catch, but there isn't, the Progressive representative assured him.
"I don't ask for anything," he said. "I just do what I'm supposed to do. I just help."
Breyman has another year of school at
He's hoping to land a job where he can continue helping veterans with the
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