Disabled 22-Year Air Force Veteran from Warminster, PA Wins CollisionMax’s Metal of Honor Auto Body Repair Award
Trevose, PA, August 5, 2014 – David Suszko of Warminster, PA, a disabled 22-year U.S. Air Force veteran, has been selected as the latest winner of CollisionMax’s Metal of Honor Award. As a result, CollisionMax of Warminster, PA, will repair his 1998 Lincoln Continental free of charge.
Suszko, 54, retired from the Air Force in 2000 with the rank of senior master sergeant after guarding nuclear weapon facilities and then serving as a recruiter at bases across the United States.
“Military service was one of the greatest things I’ve ever done,” Suszko said. “Military service teaches you things that you carry with you the rest of your life, like discipline, integrity, loyalty, respect and honor.”
Suszko signed up for delayed enlistment in 1978 while a senior in high school. He was inspired to enlist by his father, a World War II Army veteran, and his two older brothers, one of whom was drafted into the Air Force during the Vietnam War, and one who enlisted in the Navy in 1973. “I knew that I wanted a career in the military,” he said, noting that, since then, his family has been “all-military.”
Suszko met his wife, Patricia, while both were stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, now the home of the nation’s stealth B-2 bomber force. His son, David, is an Air Force major, and a son-in-law is serving as a gunnery sergeant with the Marines in Afghanistan.
After his discharge, Suszko worked in corporate human resources for eight years, until back and joint injuries he suffered on classified operations he can’t talk about caught up with him. “I’m in constant pain, and go for physical therapy three days a week,” he said. He […]