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Scout Builds Modified 350 LXF for Iraq Vet

12-Jul-2016

Scout Boats has built a specialized 350 LXF luxury center console for Senior U.S. Airman Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee who served in Iraq. Kolfage purchased the boat through a Florida dealer, Legendary Marine, and received his boat in late June.

Kolfage was serving on his second deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 on the Balad Air Base. During a rocket attack on the base, a rocket shell exploded three feet from Kolfage. He suffered from multiple amputations, and the company says he is the most severely wounded living combat veteran in history. Despite this, Kolfage left Walter Reed Army Medical Center only 11 months after his injury and today often returns to the Center to visit recently-wounded vets. In 2014 he received the George C. Lang Award for Courage.

“When we met Brian, we were all truly inspired by his commitment, determination and perseverance,” says Scout president and CEO Steve Potts in a statement. “We were honored to have him speak at our dealer meeting last fall, and we’re honored to have built the model of his dreams for him and his family.” 

Kolfage’s 350 LXF comes with additional grabrails, as well as an aft-installed Garelick fishing seat with gunnel mounts. 

For more information, visit scoutboats.com.

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