BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World of Boston sponsored two Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) missions Friday, October 31, 2014 and Sunday, November 2, 2014, transporting 3rd Special Forces Group SSG Nicholas Lavery and fiancé Toni Vermiglio, from his hometown of Fayetteville, NC to Boston for Lavery's grandfather's 80th birthday celebration. These flights marked the 71st and 72nd VAC missions sponsored by Window World®.
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The VAC provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. For many wounded warriors with prosthetics or other mobility issues, flying in private aircraft rather than commercial planes is the best way to accommodate their unique needs.
Lavery was awarded the Silver Star for pushing another soldier out of the way during an insider attack at an Afghan outpost; the same battle that caused him to lose his leg in March of 2013.
The plane was piloted by Johnny Johnston, Window World's chief pilot and an army veteran. Window World of Boston General Manager, Eric Peabody, and his team were in attendance to meet Lavery and Vermiglio prior to their departure. "American heroes, like Lavery, have given so much to our country," said Peabody. "I am honored to be able to give back in this small way."
About Window World®
Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company with more than 200 locally owned and operated offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with a total of over 10 million windows sold to date. For the second consecutive year, Window World ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors" by J.D. Power. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for seven consecutive years. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
About Veterans Airlift Command
Window World, Inc. supports the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), a non-profit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. All flights are made available through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. To learn more about the VAC, visit www.veteransairlift.org.
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