Some children dream of becoming a firefighter, but Herb Delbridge wanted to ride like one, according to CBS News 6.
The Rockville man’s wish came true in 2014 when the 77-year-old found a rusted firetruck on the side of the road in Middlesex County.
“I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it. I was so dumbfounded it was so beautiful,” Herb recalled. “It was a dream flowing right on through.”
Herb’s vision was to honor fellow veterans and those who never came home.
“I’ve seen death too many times and too much around me,” Herb, who survived a hellish period as a platoon sergeant in Vietnam, said. “The truth is I lost so many Marines while I was there. I lost so many in the nine months that I was there.