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Vietnam vet, truck driver marks Memorial Day with rolling tribute

10:42 PM, May 26, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Memorial Day is when Americans take a moment to remember and appreciate the sacrifices members of the military have made - especially the ultimate sacrifice.

People mark the day in their own ways.

This Memorial Day, a Vietnam War veteran from Sterling remembered those he lost in his former career, with his current career, as a truck driver.

John Cudd was a sergeant in the Army. He enlisted in 1966 and deployed to Vietnam in 1967 as a part of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division - also known as the Screaming Eagles.

He served one year in Vietnam.

Forty-seven years later Cudd still keeps in contact with some of the men he served with.

He's a big-rig truck driver now. In December he dropped his truck off for a few repairs. Six months later, those few repairs turned into a complete overhaul of the truck - including transforming the vehicle into a rolling war memorial for those he served with.

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