Former late night television host and car enthusiast Jay Leno teamed up with NBC's Today Show to make a difference in the life of a young man who was severely wounded defending our freedoms. Corporal Ethan Laberge and some of his fellow soldiers were attacked by a suicide bomber and was hit with shrapnel. His brothers in arms did not survive the attack.

So what did Jay Leno do for this young man? He found something that both he and Cpl. Laberge had in common and "rode" with it.

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Now that's a hot car! It's so important whenever you see a man or woman in uniform to go out of your way to say 'thank you.' Of course not everyone can give a brand new Dodge "Hell Cat," but a simple thank you really does go a long way.