LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Port Arthur veteran shares touching experience at checkout
Published 9:53 am Monday, May 9, 2022
I was recently making a purchase at Walmart. While waiting in line at the cash register, there was a couple ahead of me.
The lady noticed my Buffalo Soldiers cap I was wearing. She asked me if the soldiers were an All Black Unit. I replied yes.
I told her I wear this cap to honor them. I told her I served in the Army from 1972-75. She and her husband both thanked me for my service. I replied, “thank you.”
They completed their check out, and I was next. The cashier started checking my items. She told me not to put my debit card in the machine.
I thought something was wrong with her register. After she completed scanning my purchase, she said the gentleman ahead of me was paying for my purchase.
Before I could say anything, he once again thanked me for my service. I said, “no, thank you.” I was overwhelmed with gratitude, then they were gone.
My only regret is that I didn’t get their names. By the time I finished checking out they were gone.
If they happen to read this letter, I would like to thank them once again. They made this veteran feel really appreciated
— Charles Brown, Port Arthur