Darcy Siebert, Gold Star spouse of U.S. Marine Corps Captain Todd M. Siebert who was killed in action (KIA) serving in Iraq, received the keys to a payment-free vehicle in honor of her husband’s service and ultimate sacrifice for our country. The vehicle was presented by our Transportation4Heroes program, in collaboration with Wells Fargo and Hendrick Automotive Group.
Since 2015, Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program has worked with companies across the country to award over 130 payment-free vehicles – over 60 of those with Wells Fargo. In addition to providing vehicles, MWSF supports these combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star spouses through family and financial mentorship connected programs. These programs provide crucial transitional support that focus on housing, outdoor recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. Through this work, they have enabled participants to pay off over $24 million in pre-existing debt.
Darcy Siebert was chosen to receive this life-changing gift after applying to MWSF’s Transportation4Heroes program. The application has a rigorous vetting process to ensure that the Gold Star spouse chosen to receive a vehicle is the best recipient to participate in the program. MWSF works with the Gold Star spouse to ensure that the gift of a payment-free vehicle assists them during their time of healing.
U.S. Marine Corps Captain Todd M. Siebert (KIA) was born and raised in North Hills, Penn. He joined the military in 1992. He was commissioned in 1999 to be an officer after graduating with honors from Penn State with a degree in criminal justice. After 9/11, he served in Afghanistan and later became an instructor at Marine Officer Candidates School in Quantico. On February 16, 2007, while deployed in Iraq, he was killed in action while supporting combat operations. Todd received several awards during his service including the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and others. His surviving Gold Star family currently resides in Concord, N.C.