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Gary Barbera and Barbera’s Autoland Pay Tribute to the Troops

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - April 23, 2012 Gary Barbera, owner and operator of Barbera’s Autoland, and Jerry Blavat, a Philadelphia DJ known as “The Geator with the Heater” pay tribute to the troops and PFC John F. Kihm, Jr. by hosting the Crossing of America Jeep Tour.

“It’s a very emotional event and one that’s received with tears and cheers at every turn,” said one of Gary Barbera representatives. The Crossing of America Jeep Tour began at Gary Barbera’s automotive dealership, Barbera’s on the Boulevard. The dealership raised funds for wounded members of the U.S. Armed Forces, fallen heroes, and the families affected, ushering in Philadelphia Jeep lovers from all over.

Through the Barbera Cares Program, enthusiasts were able to celebrate the determination and dedication of American troops. Attendees were proud to be a part of the tribute, which was headlined by Jerry “The Geator with the Heater” Blavat. Attendees of American Armed Forces were able to participate in driving the Spirit of Liberty Jeep models with stars such as Harrison Ford, Mario Lopez, Sugar Ray Leonard and Ted Nugent making an appearance. The Barbera Bear, a huge part of the Barbera Cares Program, made an appearance, as well.

The honor of driving the Spirit of Liberty Jeep SUVs went to family and friends of the late PFC John F. Kihm Jr., comprising of his father John F. Kihm Sr., his sister Meghan Kihm, friend Joe Gambino and Jerry Blavat’s daughter. The Spirit of Liberty Jeep models drove around Philadelphia’s most historic landmarks. The Liberty Bell, independence Hall, the Constitution Center and more locations were focal points for the group.

To find out more about this local hero and the Crossing of America Jeep Tour, please call Gary Barbera at Barbera’s Autoland by calling (215) 335-3800.

Gary Barbera is the owner and operator of Barbera’s Autoland the World Famous Barbera’s on the Boulevard. Barbera’s Autoland is a competitive automotive dealership offering new and pre-owned inventories of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. For directions, information or to speak to Gary Barbera, please contact: 215-333-3700

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