Marine’s vandalized truck ‘good as new’

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A little more than a week after vandals carved obscenities into the paint of a former Marine's pickup truck, the truck looks good as new.

The Guilford County Sheriff's Office is still looking for the vandals who carved "F--- MARINES" into Corporal Noah Anderson's black Chevy Colorado.

Since the October 11 incident, donations have come flooding in for Corporal Anderson. Former Marine Chris Collins did the truck repair work for free at High Point Body and Paint, of which he is the owner. The Andersons also received money and offers for a free home security system as well as a free deep-sea fishing trip for he and a fellow Marine.

"It's overwhelming," Anderson said Tuesday while staring at his good-as-new pickup.

Collins said as soon as he saw the story, he knew he'd help.

"Being a former Marine myself, I immediately just wanted to get this guy took care of. There wasn't even a second thought about it," Collins said.

Corporal Anderson and his wife Keri say they got too much, so the extra money will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Andersons plan to attend the Walk to Cure Diabetes Saturday in Winston-Salem.