Collin Rutledge


A young soldier injured in a car accident while driving through here Nov. 2 gained help from a local couple and a new local fund for veterans that helped get him home for Thanksgiving before he ships out to Germany.

Army Specialist Collin Rutledge, 21, was on leave from Fort Carson, Colo., and headed to his hometown of Vermilion, Ohio, on the morning of Nov. 2 when he fell asleep at the wheel and wrecked near LandMark Implement west of Marysville.