You Won’t Believe What This Vet Bought When He Retired!

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Once a Marine, always a Marine. 

This is a fantastic video about a Marine and his love for the plane he flew in support of his brother Marines on the ground, the Harrier.  Older Marines will remember it well.  It was a very fast, very powerful, close support fighter.  It could take off vertically as well as in the traditional manner.  I bet some of you Marines could tell some tales about it too.

When most of us think about a retirement plan it consist of moving to a warm climate or picking up a hobby you can do around the house or in the garage. Not for this retired Marine he decided that buying a Harrier would be his retirement project. Just like the rest of us it would not be possible with out the support of his loving wife. This is a great story.  All the elements are there. Passion, hard work, trials, doubts and final success.  It has legs too. Enjoy.

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Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site blog.