Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Lyle Carr.

Lyle was 17 when he joined the United States Army. During his service he spent time at Fort Carlson, Colorado; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was posted in Germany for 31 months serving as a driver and attended mechanic school.

In 1963, he enlisted in the Navy. He made two trips to Vietnam picking up Marines and equipment. He came back and was transferred to the USS Page. He went on to become a ship fitter, welder, and metal smith.

After being discharged from the Navy, he became a blacksmith in Minnesota until his retirement.

Lyle will tell you that the hardest job he’s ever had “was when he became a dad and a grandpa.”

Thank you for your service, Lyle!


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  1. fred s. norris October 4, 2016 at 9:31 am

    See above

  2. fred s. norris October 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Fred Norris

    My mental health provider at the VA said that I would benefit from having a service dog. I am 100% PTSD, and other issues. If I bought a dog would you train her for me? Right now I am home bound. If You could help, please let me know. Thank you, Fred Norris

    • fred s. norris October 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      My mental health provider at the said that I would benefit from having a service dog. I am 100% service connected PTSD, and other issues. If I bought a puppy, would you train her for me? I am presently home bound. My wife Susan takes me where ever I need to go. If you could help, please let me know. Thank You, Fred Norris

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