|This Lincoln SA-200 was built for USMC veteran Cpl Izaak Spaulding. And it was a commission
of passion for us.
Mr. Spaulding purchased the machine sight unseen from Alabama, and had it delivered to our
shop. The machine was in such sad shape that I was hesitant to spend any of Spauldings
money on repairs, much less a restoration.
It was at this time Mr Spaulding informed me off his veteran status and branch of the military.
He now had my attention. Mr. Spaulding wanted this machine as a tribute to his fallen
brothers and sisters.
I pray we have reflected his vision with the honor intented.
To all in uniform, we are humbled, and offer our highest respect and gratitude.
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Marine Sgt. Jay M. Hoskins
Died August 6, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
24, of Paris, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine
Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; died Aug. 6 while supporting combat operations
in Farah province, Afghanistan.
Hometown to remember fallen Marine
The Associated Press
PARIS, Texas — Officials in an East Texas town plan to line the streets with American flags to
honor a Marine who died in Afghanistan.
A hearse carrying the body of 24-year-old Marine Sgt. Jay Hoskins is expected to make the six-
mile journey Aug. 13 from a local airstrip to a funeral home in Paris, about 90 miles northeast of
Hoskins died Aug. 6 with two fellow Marines when a roadside bomb exploded in Farah province.
The city’s Kiwanis Club is distributing 500 large flags on 10-foot poles, and the football coach at
the local high school told The Paris News that he expects hundreds of students to line the route.
The funeral procession is expected to include all local law enforcement agencies and Patriot
Guard motorcycle riders.
Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson
Died March 13, 2006 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
21, of Sauk City, Wis.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine
Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died March 13 in a non-
hostile vehicle accident in Afghanistan.
Wis. Marine dies in Humvee accident in Afghanistan
SAUK CITY, Wis. — A Marine from central Wisconsin died in an accident while on patrol in
Afghanistan, his father said Tuesday.
Lance Cpl. Nicholas Anderson died Monday after the Humvee he was riding in rolled over as
a group of Marines pursued a suspicious vehicle near Jalalabad, said his father, Sauk City
Village President James Anderson. Anderson said his 21-year-old son suffered head injuries
in the crash and died as he was being transported to a hospital.
Nicholas Anderson joined the Marines in January 2005 and began a six-month tour of
Afghanistan two months ago with the 3rd Marines Weapons Platoon, his father said.
“I just know that he died fighting for what he believed in,” James Anderson said. “He wanted
to be a Marine and even though it was a major risk he just wanted to go.”
James Anderson said his son, a 2003 Sauk Prairie High School graduate, enjoyed riding his
motorcycle, lifting weights, going fishing and hanging out with friends.
He joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard when he was 18, but an injured shoulder
forced him to drop out. He then enlisted in the Marines.
“I was very nervous when he first joined the Marines because two words jumped into my
head: Afghanistan and Iraq,” James Anderson said. “I just supported him and prayed that it
would end before he had to go over.”
— Associated Press