Posted on Nov 12, 2014
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What is the best freebie in your opinion?
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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We went to the Hallmark store so the kids could buy their annual special Keepsake ornament. There was a sign there offering vets 10% daily, not just yesterday. Of course the "exclusion clause" covering Keepsake ornaments was in fine print on the bottom. The woman explained it as I made my purchase and showed my Id and I said, "No problem". She felt terrible about it being Veterans day, but I assured her it was OK, it was store policy and thanked her for supporting us. I ended up walking out with $15.00 in free stuff because she got her manager involved - I didn't ask for a thing. I felt both embarrassed but overwhelmed by what this gracious woman did. Apparently her nephew was a Marine who served in Iraq and she felt that all us vets deserve so much more, especially on, "our day". Wow!! This one's for you Annette!
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SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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What a great question! My best was totally shocking. I was at Cafe Rio, a burrito restaurant and I was in line waiting to pay for my meal that included my wife and five children. The lady behind me told the cashier that our meal was on her. I asked her not although kind, it was a very substantial amount. She looked at me and said, I understand but my son is a Marine and people pay for his meals quite often and I would like to do the same in return for you and yours today. All I could say after that was...thank you, and God bless you and your son!
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PO1 Steven Kuhn
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Gratitude from those who know I served.
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Good one PO1steven huhn
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Sorry Kuhn
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PO1 Steven Kuhn
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No problem and thanks!
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