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Dick Hannah Collision Center Repairs Vehicle of Gold Star Widow

Vancouver, WA, February 26, 2011 --( On January 6th, 2007, Clark County resident Gale Johnson lost her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, whose Army vehicle rolled over in Baghdad the day after Christmas. Just recently Gale Johnson was in an automobile accident and unfortunately her auto insurance had lapsed by just a few short days. Larry Smith, Vancouver City Council Position 5 ( and co-chair of CMAC – Community Military Appreciation Committee contacted Dick Hannah’s Collision Center for help in repairing the vehicle. Dick Hannah’s Collision Center repaired the vehicle by providing parts, paint and labor all at no charge to the Johnson family. The repaired vehicle was delivered to Gale Johnson on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011. In attendance were Larry Smith, Dan Tarbell, co-chair of CMAC, Ron Strohschein of Dick Hannah’s Collision Center and Gale Johnson’s mother-in-law, Elizabeth Johnson. “Thank you, thank you, thank you Dick Hannah and crew for giving back a little to the family of Jeremiah J. Johnson who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom”, said Dan Tarbell, co-chair of CMAC.

The CMAC ( is composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups and local governments. They execute and plan community-wide events and recognize and support military families taking action on any subject pertaining to the well being of veterans and military families. They also preserve and promote military history as well as recognize veterans and military families for their contributions to our nation.

Family owned since 1949, Dick Hannah Dealerships is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, maintaining a positive and productive work environment, and conducting business in a way that promotes the highest principles of integrity and ethical behavior. Dick Hannah Dealerships features franchise auto dealers selling both new cars and used cars through their Acura, Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Toyota-Scion and Volkswagen Dealerships. As the largest privately owned auto dealer company in the state of Washington, Dick Hannah Dealerships is also setting the standard for environmental best practices for automobile dealerships. Teaming up with the National Arbor Day Foundation (, Dick Hannah Dealerships plants a tree with every car they sell. So far, close to 50,000 trees have been planted.

Dick Hannah’s Collision Center recently converted to the all-new environmentally sound PPG Envirobase High Performance waterborne painting system( “In our area of the country, thinking green is a way of life,” says Rick Stoker, director of Dick Hannah Collision Center ( “For us, being responsible stewards of environment is simply the right thing to do.” To learn more visit

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Dick Hannah Dealerships
Sonja Stevenson
360 944 3243

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