By Ben Romans
A disabled Vietnam vet recently received a $12,000 all-terrain wheelchair as a suprise gift—a device that will let him hunt and fish again.
According to the Daily Mail, Nels Larsen is one of three disabled veterans to receive one of the expensive wheelchairs from the Police Officers Association of Michigan. Larsen was left with several health issues after being exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.
Jim Tignanelli, president of the police officer’s union, said one of the reasons they selected to give a chair to Larsen was because of what he continues to do for veterans.
“[Larsen is] just a very giving guy that nobody has ever given anything,” Tignanelli told MLive.com. “We really came across a guy that we can change his life, and I think he has done that for a lot of people.”
Among other acts, Larsen founded Walleyes for Warriors, a fishing tournament for those returning from combat.