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Soldier's surprise captured on camera

One soldier received the surprise of a lifetime on Friday. 

"Oh my gosh! I can't believe that's my truck!," yelled Curtis Sutton with the United States Air Force.

While Curtis was serving in Afghanistan, his truck received one major makeover.

"Curtis called us from Afghanistan a couple of months ago. He's been following us on Facebook at Bad Boys Customs. On one of those phone calls, he wanted to talk to us about putting a bumper on his truck," said Bad Boys Truck Accessories & Coatings, Jay West. 

Bad Boys got together with Sutton's wife and decided to give him the truck of his dreams.

"He's been wanting to fix up his truck for a long time, so I figured this would be a good chance," said Rachel Sutton, Curtis' wife. 

"We had a lot of full days where we didn't take any customers because we were working on that truck. Then, we would shut the door at 5 p.m. and we were back on that truck," West told us. 

"You can't describe how proud I am of my guys. That's hits home for me," West said. 

Curtis is a husband, father of four, and a soldier who just completed his third tour. Bad Boys told us they couldn't have picked a more deserving customer

"If he didn't do what he did, we wouldn't even have our shop," West said when speaking about Sutton's tours. 

Bad Boys made calls to all of their vendors and were able to get just about everything donated...including the 200 hours of labor they put into Sutton's truck. 

"I'm in heaven; my life is complete now. I have everything! I have zero complaints in this world," Sutton told us. 

"That reaction right there made everything worth it," said West when talking about Sutton's gratitude and amazement with their work.

"Just for me and my guys and all the late nights and everything , that right there made it worth it," West said. 

A reward for not only this deserving soldier, but for the team behind it as well.

Here is a list of what went into this truck's transformation:
2003 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab Long Bed
  • New bedliner for truck
  • Front bumper replacement
  • Rear bumper replacement
  • Performance Tuner
  • Exhaust & Chrome Tips
  • Cold Air Intake
  • Body work
  • Four replacement door speakers
  • Head unit
  • Stero installed
  • Alignment
  • Lift kit
  • Wheels
  • Tires
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