November 6, 2008

A Soldier’s Service & Life Cut Short by a Drunk Driver

On Veteran’s Day, America honors our service men and women.
Everyday, MADD honors victims of drunk driving.

Jason Brian Carder, age 21, lucked out when he got his plum assignment to join the U.S. Army Calvary Scouts, stationed at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii. His goal was to qualify for the GI Bill so he could study at the the University of Florida in Gainesville with his younger brother Nate.

On August 10, 1997, while heading to the beach with three buddies to celebrate their pal Eric’s birthday, Eric grew tired and pulled the car over on the shoulder to switch drivers. Before he could even get out of the car, a drunk driver slammed into the back of their car, killing Jason instantly.

Read Jason's story.

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