Korean war vet, former POW final wish visit to Las Vegas with family

U.S. Army veteran Nat Poncio returned home to Texas this week after traveling with his family to Las Vegas – a final dream fullfilled by funds raised by Carl’s Jr.’s Stars for Heroes campaign and donated to Dream Foundation, the first and largest national wish-granting organization for adults.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, is a longtime partner with Dream Foundation through CKE’s annual Stars for Heroes fundraiser, which supports military and veteran charities. The Stars for Heroes 2014 campaign is running in participating Carl’s Jr. Texas restaurants today through June 19. To participate, restaurant guests donate $1 in support of military charities. For each $1 donation, guests receive a commemorative “I am supporting military veterans and families” patriotic star-shaped cut out to personalize and place on display in the restaurant. They also receive restaurant coupons valued at more than $10 to use toward future purchases. Support from Stars for Heroes allows Dream Foundation to serve the final wishes of military personal, veterans and their families. In 2013, Stars for Heroes served the final dreams of 107 deserving veterans!

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