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We're just a couple who tried to help one veteran in need of a job and our world is changing by leaps and bounds. We'll try and document the journey.

All Hell Breaks Loose

Picture us going down to our desks to take a look at our email like we do every night of our lives before we head up for the night and I have over 50 emails from our Kelly Car Buyer … Continue reading

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dateline, 7PM EDT, 6PM CDT

The day arrives and admittedly we have been caught up in this 15 minutes of fame that we never planned or lobbied for, but our kids have been excited and it’s been kind of infectious. Everyone in town who has … Continue reading

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Justin By Our Side

After the interview, Justin and the crew came over to the house, shot some B-roll (production talk for shoot some video of these folks so we can cover up the edits), had us drive around the block with a camera … Continue reading

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Brokaw Comes To Crystal Lake

We were able to get access to our Country Club for the interview and the crew loaded in at about 7:30 the next morning and by 10AM they were about ready to shoot and we were asked to show up … Continue reading

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Any Skeletons In The Closet?

Charles called me on about the 10th of March and asked if I would like to talk with an old friend of his; Justin Balding, a producer for NBC. After I agreed, he explained to me that NBC was doing … Continue reading

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The Call Came

Three weeks went by and we never forgot about Charles, but we knew that as every day went by, we had a less and less of a chance that he’d ever take the leap to working with us. We spoke … Continue reading

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Sparta And The Weavers

We arrived at the Weaver’s home about 3PM and nobody was home.  Sue and I sat out front wondering if they didn’t take us seriously and thought we may not show.  We took a ride around town for about 20 … Continue reading

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The Drive Up To Sparta

Sue and I left the next day to meet Charles and take him and the family out to dinner. We  were excited like kids driving up there and worried all the way that Charles wouldn’t take the job.  We knew … Continue reading

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Calling Our Buddy

When Sue and I saw Tom Brokaw’s “The Road Back”, we knew that Charles needed a job and it was our turn to give something back for all we have enjoyed on the backs of these kids.  As soon as … Continue reading

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How It All Started

Back in early August 2011, Sue and I watched a program titled “The Road Back“. Little did we know that it would take us on a journey that has barely begun. Here we will try to document our feelings, experiences … Continue reading

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