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Retired Airman rides off with customized Harley-Davidson in Exchange Sweepstakes

FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON, Ind. --

A Fort Benjamin Harris Exchange shopper in Indiana is getting his motor revving and heading out on the highway as the winner of a customized Harley-Davidson FXBB Street Bob motorcycle. 

Retired Master Sgt. Robert Evans was presented the keys to the $25,000 hog in a ceremony June 21 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison Exchange. Evans was selected at random from more than 22,600 Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers worldwide who entered the sweepstakes, sponsored by Monster. 

“When I got the email saying that I had won, I assumed it was just a scam,” he said. “But then I received a phone call from the Exchange confirming it and I was just elated because I have never, and I mean never, won anything so big.”

The motorcycle was customized by the Warrior Built Foundation, whose mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of combat veterans and wounded service members who served their country by providing vocational and recreational opportunities.

A few of the updates to the Harley-Davidson FXBB Street Bob motorcycle include a customized set of wheels, handle bars, foot pegs, lights and a personalized hand engraving of the winner’s military service branch.

Ellen Henderson, general manager of the Fort Benjamin Harrison Exchange, said it is an honor to be able to award the motorcycle to such a deserving individual. 

“The Exchange understands and appreciates the daily sacrifices of Soldiers, Airmen and military families,” Henderson said. “This is just another way that we are able to thank them for their service.”

For Evans, he hopes his good run of luck continues.

“Lately I’ve been entering every legitimate sweepstakes and playing the lottery more often thinking that now my luck has definitely changed for the better,” he said.  (Courtesy of AAFES News)