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When Bill Shephard, 43, from Woodbury, New Jersey, came home from Iraq in 2009, he returned to his previous job at Best Buy -- that is, until his department shut down. After his unemployment ran out, Shephard worked odd jobs to provide for his wife and kids, but he couldn't make ends meet. That's when he turned to his last resort. Hoping to raise enough money to buy a lawnmower and start a landscaping business, he made a painful decision: He would sell the Achievement Medal he had earned in the Army. Shephard put the medal on eBay, along with a message explaining his intentions. Word spread quickly, and eBay users were so touched by the veteran's resourcefulness, the bidding price soared. It topped out at a whopping $5,200. Offers of clothes, jobs, and other donations also came in. Said Shephard, "It was beyond anything I would have ever expected."
Originally posted by ANOK
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
He wouldn't get anything for it at a pawn shop, they know what they cost lol.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by liejunkie01
Don't get me wrong but doesn't anyone find it sad that a vet has to sell his medals, let alone work at Best Buy?
I thought that serving in the military would guarantee you a cushy job of sorts? Best Buy?
Not only our vets, but other unemployed people deserve better than a dinky retail job.
As for the medals? It's true that you do what you need to do to survive. I sold some of my DVDs/CDs/video games the last time I was unemployed to get by.