Allied Salutes Our Veterans

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Allied Wire and Cable celebrates Veteran’s Day

Today is Veterans Day, where Americans remember and honor those that have served our country on active duty and we thought we’d update you on a member of the Allied family, Craig Smith!

We last spoke with Lance Corporal Craig Smith, son of Allied rep Craig Smith, in 2009 but now according to his Dad he has made the rank of Sergeant.  Currently he is stationed at the Marine Airbase in New River, North Carolina as an airframe mechanic on the V-22 Osprey, the first aircraft designed from the ground up to meet the needs of the Defense Department’s four U.S. armed services.

This summer he was stationed on the USS Iwo Jima for training.  Most recently he was in Spain for a few months and then sent to Sicily, where he was waiting to see if his squadron was going to be needed in Syria and the rest of the Middle East. Thankfully they didn’t need to go and his squadron was cycled out, Craig said.  But there is still a group over there monitoring the situation.

The Smith family has a proud lineage of veterans.  Craig Sr’s grandfather fought in World War I, his father fought in the Navy in World War II, and he had two uncles, one who a pilot in the Marine Corps and another who was a lieutenant in the navy.

“Today, all of our Men and Women in the service volunteered,” Craig said.

“They weren’t drafted, they agreed to go where they were needed and to do so with no reservations, no hesitations. To lay down their life so we may be free. Takes special people to do what they have done.”

The Allied Family couldn’t agree more.  We salute you Sargent Craig Smith for your years of service!  And to all the men and women who have served our country, we would like to say thank you.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Merrimack, NH, Tampa, FL, Pewaukee, WI, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at www.awcwire.com.

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