Tunnels to Towers

Corporal Todd Nicely – Working to Inspire Other Disabled Veterans

World Trade Center


William E. Schuiling owns Brown Automotive Group, a leading network of dealerships throughout the mid-Atlantic. Charitable giving is a priority for William Schuiling, who is especially fond of personal giving that directly touches lives. In recent years, he donated a new Toyota Tundra to Corporal Todd Nicely, a veteran disabled during his service in Afghanistan.

Corporal Nicely joined the Marines in response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. He rose quickly through the ranks, and by 2011, he was a corporal in charge of 12 infantry Marines in Afghanistan.

That year, he stepped on the weighted plate of an improvised explosive device during a security foot patrol. The resulting explosion robbed him of both legs and both hands. He became the second quadruple amputee to survive such an injury, aided by modern technology and a six-minute emergency response time.

Corporal Todd Nicely hopes to use his experience to aid other wounded troops through counseling, public awareness, and participation in programs like Tunnels to Towers.