Manhattan Area Technical College, 3136 Dickens Ave., will present a free car to the family of Kansas National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Michael Tryon and his wife, Arlene, on March 30 at 10 a.m. The presentation will take place at the college’s Automotive Collision Repair Shop.
Tryon, Waterville, is a Soldier with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery. He just recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan with the unit. He previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a Multinational Force and Observers mission in Egypt
Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general, appreciates the continuous support given to local Army and Air National Guard members by Kansas communities.
“We join the Kansas National Guard to serve our communities and our country. It is heart-warming to know that when one of our own has a need, there are people and organizations out there eager to step up and lend a hand in return,” said Tafanelli.
The car was donated by State Farm Insurance and repaired by the students of the Automotive Collision Repair Program at the college.