8th Armored Vet On Parade

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8th Armored Vet On Parade

Post by Cat Man » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:12 pm

One of my senior customers mentioned that he is a WWII veteran and was sad that he never was in a real parade when he came home.

Dick Jenkins served in the 8th Armored Division in European Combat in 1944, 1945 and rotated home in mid 1946.

A few weeks ago I was in his office (he still works 5 days a week) and I said I'd like to drive him in the town parade to recognize his WWII service We suprised him on Saturday June 7th when we took the CCKW to the town of Oconto WI about 40 miles north of the city of Green Bay for the big parade.

He suprised us by showning up in his original and very complete uniform! He loved the CCKW, jumped right up on the Browning 50`mount and started telling stories. The parade is one of those small town affairs were everyone knows everyone. People had know idea he was a vet. They were on their feet saluting and clapping the whole way.

What a great day. Gasoline @ $4.00 Gallon X 100 Miles. Parade with a vet PRICELESS.

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Post by Bill_Wolf » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:10 pm

What a wonderful, heartwarming story Cat Man.

I believe that what you did is truly what this hobby is all about.

Thanks,

Bill
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Post by dr deuce » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:56 am

Unfortunately, we won't be able to do this too much longer. Savor the moments....

I had invited a WW2 B29 crew member come over the other day to see the 'fleet'. at the end of the tour, I asked him if he would like a ride in the cargo deuce. His eyes lit up! We went for a 15 mile 'ride around the block'. He was quite thankful. I was quite happy that he had a chance to ride in one again, ~60 years later.
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Post by KEVINABR » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:45 pm

excellent :D :D pics are great too :D :D
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