WASHINGTON - As we celebrate the sacrifices, the struggles, and the strength of the men and women veterans who have proudly served this country -- our FOX 5 Pay It Forward crew caught up with Edward Smith.
Mr. Smith, affectionately known as 'Mr Eddie,' is a two-tour Vietnam veteran who has come through some very dark times with grace and still has a heart to serve.
After losing his home to a fire in October, the 82-year old veteran was left with the tough road of starting over. He, his wife of two years, family and friends are returning all of the love and support he's given them over the years.
Before the pandemic and the fire, Mr. Eddie and his wife Paula were hoping to return to Jamaica where they spent their honeymoon -- but circumstances didn't allow that to happen.
Easterns Automotive Group stepped in and is sending the couple on an all-expenses paid trip to Jamaica in honor of his service. Special thanks to MsTravelExec for help with the international travel.
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