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Local car wrecker company pays respect to 13 fallen soldiers by flying flags

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - All across the states restaurants and businesses have been paying their respects to the 13 fallen servicemen and women who died recently at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan.

In Madison County, a local car wrecker company is displaying a tribute to the soldiers who died at the Kabul Airport last week.

Mann’s Wrecker is currently displaying 13 flags outside their building for the fallen soldiers who were working at the Kabul Airport during the terrorist attack.

One employee at Mann's Wrecker says she has the up-most respect for the men and women who serve in the armed forces.

“We really do have a lot of respect for what the military does for our country and those families. You know this tragedy those people were so young. I think the oldest was like 30. I mean we wanted to show our respects and thanks for what they’ve done. The sacrifices that those families are having to go through right now,” said Rebecca Pratt, the Office Manager, Mann’s Wrecker.

Out of the 13 U.S. service members killed, 10 were marines.

One employee at Mann's Wrecker is a former Marine who served for four years.

He explains how the loss affected him.

“You know, it hurts it’s like losing a family member. That’s what they are, everyone from the past, present or future are all family members,” said Isaac Gross, a Marine veteran, and Heavy Operator at Mann's Wrecker.

Gross says his employer displaying the flags has a lot of sentimental value for him.

“It means a lot to me. Marines is something that is always near and dear to my heart so it’s nice to know their sacrifices are not forgotten about,” said Gross.

Mann’s Wrecker will be displaying the flags for the entire month of September.

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