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WyoTech Grads Restore Classic Mustang for Injured Vet

Military MustangEight WyoTech graduates have restored a classic ’67 Ford Mustang for an injured Iraq War vet. Documented in four episodes of PowerBlock’s “Search & Restore” series on Spike TV, the Mustang restoration was the WyoTech grads’ way of using their newfound skills to say “thank you” to the this veteran for his service.

Search & Restore” finds and restores vehicles for viewers who are unable to complete their automotive projects because of health, financial or family circumstances. The subject of the four-part “Military Mustang” program was a turquoise 1967 Mustang coupe owned by Paul Kahler, a sergeant in the Colorado National Guard. Kahler joined the Army in the wake of 9/11 and served in Iraq where he earned a Purple Heart after being injured in a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack. Kahler’s brother bought him the car as a “welcome home” present upon his return from Iraq in 2006.

The Mustang’s restoration took four weeks to complete. Each week, one of four WyoTech campuses sent a team of two graduates and one instructor to work on the car for three days each. The graduates represented WyoTech’s Automotive Technology and Collision/Refinishing Technology programs, and were already employed in their chosen fields when they volunteered.

The first two “Military Mustang” episodes aired on PowerBlock’s Spike TV on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. Parts III and IV are scheduled to air Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern/Pacific time. Check local listings for channels and local times.

Episode details are available on PowerBlock’s website at

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