How Bad Is the Economy? Army Veteran Puts Medals on Ebay to Support His Family
Bill Shepard served a year in Iraq as an Army Specialist. After returning home he lost his job because of the bad economy and has spent 2 1/2 years without full-time work. He had to do something to support his family.It's a shame that our veterans have to come back to this economy and struggle to support themselves and their families.
Woodbury, NJ – Fox 29 is getting results for a local veteran, who is doing anything he can to support his family!
The response since our first story aired Tuesday has been overwhelming. We’ve gotten phone calls and emails not just from the Philadelphia area, but from as far away as Florida, Alabama and California. It’s clear, Americans want to help a father who served his country.
Less than 24 hours ago, not one person had offered a single penny for an army medal Bill Shephard put up for sale on eBay. And then his story aired on Fox 29. “When I saw the amount that was posted on eBay,” Shephard told Fox 29, “when I saw that it was $2,000, it was just, it was overwhelming.”
We can do better for them by remembering this kind of stuff in November.