Army Vet Thankful for Freedom, Service

Hundreds attended the 39th annual Veterans Day Parade including an 86-year-old veteran who says getting drafted was one of the best things that has ever happened to him.
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) – Hundreds attended the 39th annual Veterans Day Parade including an 86-year-old veteran who says getting drafted was one of the best things that has ever happened to him.

“It means all of life to me. What could I do without the freedom that I enjoy today?” Sergeant Major (Ret.) Robert Price said dressed in his Army uniform.

He has served a total of 35 years both active and reserve.

“I did not really volunteer to go in, I was drafted into the army, which was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me,” the veteran explained.

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He was drafted back in 1952.

He said Veterans Day is a holiday he holds dear to his heart.

“It gives us the opportunity to pause and thank the other personnel, the military personnel, who have served our country to maintain a freedom in this great nation,” he said.