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Trucker drives from Montana to Maine to deliver aircraft for veterans


A Maine trucker is garnering nationwide attention for volunteering to haul a Vietnam-era fighter jet to help a group of veterans.

Eric Dashiell of Dashiell Transportation Inc. recently volunteered to make the lengthy round trip from his home state of Maine to Montana to pick up a Vietnam Era A7 Corsair and bring it back to Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston, Maine, where it will remain on permanent display.

A group of veterans have been attempting to arrange transportation for the Corsair for about two years before Dashiell volunteered to help.

Local news station WGME reports that Dashiell was on the road for two weeks making the round trip but that it is took a bit longer than expected because “You got veterans coming up, looking at it, telling you stories, crying, little kids coming up with their grandparents.”

The plane finally reached Lewiston on Monday, July 22.

Dashiell will need to make another trip to Montana to pick up the plane’s 38 foot wing.

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