Vietnam Veteran supports troops with RV project - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Vietnam Veteran supports troops with RV project

Posted: Updated:
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

It's a patriotic project that involves magic markers and a motor home. And Vietnam Veteran George Jones is inviting everyone to participate.

Jones has parked his RV on Pass Road in Gulfport just west of Hewes Avenue. As he was preparing for Memorial Day, he got an idea for a "support the troops" campaign.

"I set my motor home up here. I've been here since Sunday morning," said Jones, as he stood beside his RV and a homemade sign, encouraging folks to stop by.

With a camo hat shading his face, he solicits support for the troops. He's inviting folks to sign his RV. The goal is to fill the sides of the motor home with hand written, heartfelt messages.

"Just please come down and sign my RV. Tell our troops. Tell them how much you care. How much you love them. How much you support them," he said.

On busy Pass Road, his patriotic write-on-the-RV campaign is attracting attention. Janie Giglio proudly signed her name and husband Bob's, who's also a Vietnam Vet.

"It's different. We saw him from across the street. And we said we've got to go find out what's going on. And this is nice. This is nice. Give our country a little boost here," she said.

"I am very proud to do this, support my troops," said 15 year old Andrew Bourassa, who has an uncle in Afghanistan.

"It's really nice to see that some people back home care a lot for our troops. Enough to do this," said the teen.

Jones said the outpouring of support tells him it's well worth enduring several days of heat and humidity.

"When you think about what our troops are doing for us, that pales in comparison. Very much pales in comparison to what they are doing for our freedoms, which we sometimes take for granted," said Jones.

Dusty Williams doesn't take it for granted. This Vietnam vet says public support for the soldiers is crucial.

"It's the most important thing in the world. They have to know that we support them. All the way," said Williams.

"I'm not a Democrat or a Republican. I'm just an American. And I love our troops," added his wife, Linda Williams.

"They can come down here and tell our troops anything they want to say. Let our troops know that you care and that you're behind them," said Jones.

His plan is to fill the RV with "support the troops" messages, then drive to New York City. He's hoping it might catch some national attention and help spread the message of support.

Copyright 2011 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
  • Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
    (WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
    A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
  • Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:53:06 GMT
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party.More >>
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party. Deputies said it escalated into a gun battle near the Cadillac Club on Thelma Andrews Road.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.