S.Pittsburg Gets New Bridge and Local Veterans Carry On With Their Clean up.

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 7/23/2013 6:37 pm
S.PITTSBURG, TN, (WDEF)-Nearly 50 years after serving during Vietnam these war veterans are  cleaning and restoring their flood damaged hometown.

Louis Fuqua Veteran and formerly of USS Gainard,"We have been trying to clean this place that building that's where I have concentrated most of my time and the volunteers, the VFW's coming down supplying at least one man a day"

The flash floods of recent weeks destroyed the wooden floors of Post 62's home in downtown South Pittsburg and they have been working tirelessly ever since.

But other areas of the town are also on the mend.

Resident John Chance,"I'm 76 years old have lived here all my life and I have never seen anything like this"

5 year old Jack Durham,"Because if there was an old bridge still there it would just be old and it would not be good anymore"

Life long resident John Chance says volunteers and charity have put a bridge back in their community and put South Pittsburg back on it's feet.

"Everyone has been so wonderful and so helpful, the volunteers that came in and helped with all the problems"

For young Jack Durham this summer has taught him to be wary of something new.

"storms, storms, storms and more storms"

To support the Veterans in S.Pittsburg during their clean up operation, donations can be made to Sequatchie Valley VFW Post 6362, addressed to relief for S.Pittsburg, PO Box 294, Jasper TN.

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