When Kevin Paicos was serving as a medic in Afghanistan he was shocked to learn that in a city the size of Orlando, there were no ambulances — locals had never heard of them.
He called his fire chief back home in Ashburnham, Mass., to help. They found an old ambulance, fixed it up and pushed it through the Army’s red tape, delivering it to the people of Farah.
“These people are wonderful, wonderful people,” says Paicos, who is now back in America recruiting volunteers to find and service more ambulances to send overseas. “They’ve been at war for three decades; they deserve a break.”
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