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Veterans served a big 'Thank You' from restaurants

Published on Monday, November 11, 2013

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Van Lynn, left, and Clyde Showalter are veterans of the Korean War era. Lynn was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, based out of Topeka, Kan., and saw duty in Japan and Korea. Showalter, Pfc. Army, was drafted while working in a mill.

Van Lynn, left, and Clyde Showalter are veterans of the Korean War era. Lynn was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, based out of Topeka, Kan., and saw duty in Japan and Korea. Showalter, Pfc. Army, was drafted while working in a mill.



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Anita Whitt was a Staff Sergeant with the Air Force stationed at Langley, Va. Whitt and her son, Caden, 8, visited Fatz Cafe for lunch.

Anita Whitt was a Staff Sergeant with the Air Force stationed at Langley, Va. Whitt and her son, Caden, 8, visited Fatz Cafe for lunch.



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Rex Godfrey was a Staff Sergent with the Air Force stationed in the Phillipines and Korea. He spent six years in the service, 1987-1993.

Rex Godfrey was a Staff Sergent with the Air Force stationed in the Phillipines and Korea. He spent six years in the service, 1987-1993.



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Harvey Queen, who served in the Army during the Korean War, and his wife, Christine, took advantage of the free meal for the military. Harvey, 81, and Christiner have been married 51 years.

Harvey Queen, who served in the Army during the Korean War, and his wife, Christine, took advantage of the free meal for the military. Harvey, 81, and Christiner have been married 51 years.



Veterans and active military filled Fatz Café’ today on Wade Hampton Blvd. as the Taylors-headquartered restaurant chain was providing free meals to honor all military on Veterans Day. Restaurants in greater Greer and around the country were offering their thanks to the military on Veterans Day.

Ken Alexander, operating partner of the restaurant at 1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., said every table at lunch had representatives of the military. Some were retired from the Korean War, another retired from duty at Langley Air Force Base, Langley, Va., and another who served in the Philippines. All branches were represented and Fatz was among many restaurants offering free meals, appetizers/desserts and discounts.

The Restaurant News provided a list of known participating restaurants. Veterans and active military are reminded to ask restaurants not listed if they are honoring vets Monday.

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