Wow!! I absolutely have to share this story so guys and gals bear with me here.
Eddie, Ercie, do you remember? LOL
Many years ago shortly after Eddie went over backwards in his Top Fuel Dragster I had flown in from deployment overseas and was able to attend the Annual Super Shops Pre Gatornational event where Eddie and Ercie Hill signed autographs and hung out with us car guys and benched raced the day away..
During the Bench Racing I was alerted back to my sqoadron and had to fly out to go and track some bad guys (Russian Sub off the east coast) I just knew I was going to miss the Gatornationals but we did our job (Successfully I might add! LOL) and made it home just before 5pm the following day.
I went straight to the Exchange and picked up a set of Naval Aviator (Pilots) wings and made it to G-Ville Friday morning with the intention of presenting the wings to Eddie at the Gatornationals.
Now I didnt know Ercie or Eddie other than meeting them at the Super Shops event but as I stood there at the trailer in the Pits I asked Ercie if I she could give Eddie something from the US Navy that he had earned. LOL
Not only did she say yes, she asked me into their Rig and I presented them to Eddie myself!!
That was a few years before I retired but I still remember how they treated me and the fans at the races!!!
Eddie, Ercie, you two are top notch in my book!!
Glad to see you have a Heritage, Ercie has good taste!!
We both DO remember that, and we of course still have the wings!
Thank you, from both of us, for the kind words, and again for reminding us of a pleasant memory and for the wings, and for your service to our country!:thumbsup
Ercie DOES have good taste-(picked me!:lol) and the Heritage is a real joy-- maybe the most value received per dollar spent of anything I've ever owned--
Eddie and Ercie:biggrin