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Veterans Day Tribute At Chick-fil-A

POW - MIA display at Chick-fil-A

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Bill Callen
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Man walks into Chick-fil-A and is completely blown away when he say this for Vets.

Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock.

According to a Facebook post he published on Monday, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a “Missing Man Table” that contained a single rose, a Bible & a folded American flag, as well as a plaque w/in which was the following explanation: “This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms.

The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast.

The chair is empty — they are missing.”

After the story went viral, the store manager, Alex Korchan, explained to WSB that his team members had set up the table because they “wanted to honor veterans.” Furthermore, he offered free meals to all veterans and their family members on Veterans Day. Korchan also put up a poster so that customers could write in the names of loved ones who they have lost. “We’ve had a lot of people who have come in and seen it and been touched by it,” Korchan continued. “It’s been special to see.”

Eric Comfort at Chick-fil-A in Georgia

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Glen Bradshaw, Cpl. E-4 1961 – 1965 - July 15, 2020

After also having fun at Parris Island and Camp Geiger in 1961 I had to report in to MCRD San Diego on 22 Dec 1961. Then it was for the third time at least 30 more days of mess duty until Electronics School classes started. It was a large mess hall and we fed a lot of Marines 3 meals every day. We never knew what meal or what day Maj. Gen. Victor Krulak would come in and go thru the mess line & most likely sit down at a table of Marines to talk some. Sometime after mess duty it was time for Communication & Electronics School in 1962. We started with Basis Electronics Course for 15 weeks (promotion to PFC). Next it was Radar Fundamentals Course for 10 weeks. Then Aviation Fire Control Repair Course for 8 weeks. Upon successfully completing 33 weeks of classes along with MANY “Saturday morning parades” on the giant grinder at MCRD SD my MOS was to be a 6651 Aviation Fire Control Tech (according to the certificate). The radar system we operated/maintained was the AN/TPQ-10. While based in Okinawa we were in Marine Air Support Squadron – 2. And while based at Cherry Point MCAS we were in Marine Air Support Squadron – 1. My DD214 says my MOS was 5961 Aviation Fire Control Tech. Neither MOS is used anymore. The radar system AN/TPQ-10 was used in Vietnam to fly many radar – controlled air strikes that blasted the NVA positions. Semper Fi Marines.

Watson, Richard A 1266116 - July 15, 2020


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