In my previous post, I introduced you to my father who was in the Army in the Military Police. Since posting that I had a really cool conversation with my mom that gave a bit more insight into my Dad’s Army story.
I found out that my dad was drafted, just a few weeks after he was to age out of the draft. He went into Military Police to try to avoid going to Vietnam and stay stateside. One of his duties during service was to accompany and protect James Meredith, the first African American to go to the University of Mississippi. Pretty amazing! I had no idea he was part of such a historic event!
Of course I went straight to google images to try to see if I could see in in the background in pictures. I haven’t found one yet, but I’m sure one exists. I’ll have to go back through his slides and photos to see if I can piece together any more information about his Army career or to see what other interesting things I can discover about his past.
Everyday, real life heroes are helping protect us, fight for our rights and more. I salute them and so does Chevy.
Below is a heartwarming story of a dad/husband/solider who got to surprise his family. Chevrolet recently teamed up with “The Today Show” to reunite Lt. Nathan Lowman with his wife, Cindy, and his daughter in a surprise homecoming. You can read about it here.
Chevy honors and supports the military year round. Now all Veterans along with Active Duty, Reserves and Retirees — including their spouses — are eligible for the Chevrolet Military Discount. The discount can be combined with most current incentives. They also support great causes like the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. They work with Cell Phones for Soldiers, have employed more than 60,000 veterans and is proud to be the Official Vehicle of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA.