Heavy Duty Prius

So I had pulled off the highway to fill my tank. And while I was standing there, a guy at the next pump started admiring my pickup truck. We talked for a few minutes since he seemed genuinely interested and I learned a few interesting things about him.

The Pulled-Pork Express

The Pulled-Pork Express

  1. He’s former Army.
  2. Airborne.
  3. GWOT veteran.
  4. Single Dad.
  5. 17 year old daughter.
  6. Had to sell his truck because he needed the money.

But…but…but…he hadn’t lost his sense of humor in life. He said for 5$ he bought the Heavy Duty tag and badged his Prius** with it! See zoomed in picture below.

Heavy Duty Prius

Heavy Duty Prius

I liked him immensely. But what’s more important, I respected and admired him. He is a hard working man, who has to made adult decisions to take care of his family. That doesn’t get blasted on the 6 o’clock news. That doesn’t get reported on TMZ. And frankly, that doesn’t get talked about on John1911.

Well…I’m changing that.

As I type, he still has no idea who I am. I just asked for his card, took some pics and inquired about his shirt size (3x). I shook his hand, informed him to keep an eye out for a package at his home office, and thanked him for his service to our country and his family.

Heavy Duty Prius.

Heavy Duty Prius.

**Maybe the car is a Prius? Don’t know. If every MSR is a AR-15 to the media, then every bullshit-battery-car is a Prius to me. All I remember is the Heavy Duty character of the man driving it.

 

 
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Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • rightwingnutz

    What an awesome day! Well done sir! Well done!

  • Mikial

    I’m glad that someone is giving the everyday heroes their due.

  • Brennen Munro

    I was recovering from having broken my back, and sold my truck and my motorcycle on the same day. It sucked big time, and I am sure that some of the tears were not just from the pain. He is a good man to take care of his family. He is going to be surprized when he opens his mail Marky!

    I tell my wife that I am going to write the Pope and get her Cannonized, she has stood by me through the thin that we have endured in our marriage, just as strong as the times when I had the world by the ass. Good solid people, the world really needs more of them.

    Munro

    • It’s easy to find enemies. It friends that are hard to come by.

      –Marky

      • Brennen Munro

        True words…

        Munro