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Struggling Veterans Sell Uniforms To Military Shops To Pay For Food, Holidays

11/25/2011 10:06 am ET
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Though they may fetch as little as $10, more and more veterans are selling their uniforms in a desperate move to put food on the table, WCSH6 reports.

"Hard times has brought a lot of the veterans in who are getting discharged right now," Dennis Jarstad, manager of Homer Helters Antique and Military Store told the news outlet.

The Naples, Fla., based store noted that the troops who are coming into the shop face unemployment and extra pressure to make money now that holiday season has begun.

"We feel bad," owner Shirley Brooks said. "Maybe down the line when they have children, they'd like to pass that on to them and they're giving away their heritage."

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