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Super Duty
May 10, 2012, 9:59 am
Filed under: May 2012

2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty

                                                     May 10, 2012

      I bit the bullet, as they say, and bought a new truck. Well, I haven’t bought it yet, but did decide to pay for it over the next five years. It is an awesome ride, with plenty of power to haul my horses when needed.

      My old truck had recently begun to give me problems. The problems would have been expensive to repair. It had 120,000 very hard miles on it and owed me nothing. I did look for something used, but the price of used trucks is high and I didn’t want to inherit someone else’s problems.

      I looked at several models, through several dealerships, including the Dodge Ram and Chevy Silverado. The prices on all three trucks were pretty much comparable. I decided to buy from the company who didn’t beg for a handout during the bailouts and isn’t part owned by China. I am pleased with my new ride.

      Yesterday, our daughter and her husband had the honor to help escort the body of a fallen soldier home, after being killed in Afghanistan. They were part of a procession that included 300 motorcycles. People lined the streets as Michael Metcalf’s 22 year-old body came home. He will be buried in Arlington cemetary later this month.

      This young man along with many others have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They went where they were sent. Did the job we paid them to do and laid down their lives for freedom. This proves once again that Freedom is not Free. Talk about Super Duty … This is certainly what it should mean.

      I served in peacetime. My Commander and Chief was President Ronald Reagan. I am still grateful to have served. I hold our country dear, even with all of her problems… I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world…  May God bless America.


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wanted to note it was Michael Metcalf…and yes it was an honor to help this family and show our support for our country! the patriot guard should hear many thanks for their total support for this family and many others……..

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