November 10, 2017
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[Attachment] Jorge Vasquez - Industry, California
One veteran honors another
FedEx Ground senior operations administrator Jorge Vasquez served eight years in the U.S. Navy, so it's no surprise that he stepped in to find the proper destination for a World War II-designated copper grave plaque that came through the hub.
'Every item is important, but something like that makes you stop and think,' Jorge says. He picked up the plaque and began to research the name in raised letters. 'I contacted the Department of Veterans Affairs,' he explains. 'Eventually, I learned the gentleman was from a small mining town in Arizona. As a young man, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served as a fighter pilot during World War II in the Pacific.'
Jorge contacted the town's cemetery, confirmed the gravesite and repacked and shipped the plaque to them for placement. During the week-long process, Jorge was reminded of the sacrifice soldiers make when they serve. 'The WWII plaque was meaningful for me personally,' says Jorge. 'It was about giving a veteran the recognition he deserved for the time he served his country.'
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