CRETE, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska man who served in the Army in Vietnam is trying to honor other veterans by collecting their names on his 1946 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery as part of a rolling memorial.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Sam Aughe of
Crete has gathered 1,300 names since just before Veterans Day 2015. Almost all of the names signed with a black marker are of people who served in the U.S. military, but the vehicle is adorned with the names of a few police officers, firefighters and members of the Mexican Army and Australian Air Force as well. Some people have signed for their loved ones who were killed in action, are still missing or have since died.
Aughe hasn’t placed his own name on the olive green vehicle with a white star on each door and a red, white and blue grill and fenders.