Jay Leno takes Wounded Veteran on Hellcat Joyride, with a surprise ending

This video features Jay Leno in a Challenger Hellcat. Except this time, he’s traveled to see U.S. Army Corporal Ethan Laberge, who was selected at random, to take the wounded veteran for a joy ride.

Laberge was severely wounded and two others in his patrol were killed when a suicide bomber in Afghanistan detonated a bomb near them. Shrapnel tore up his left leg and arm along with traumatic brain injury that now manifests as memory loss.

In the Challenger SRT Hellcat, Leno and Laberge go out for a joy ride around the Kentucky countryside. At the end, you’ll see a surprise ending that will probably make you get allergies for a few minutes. Make sure you have Kleenex.

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Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.