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Pizzeria serves up free pizza to veterans

One Warner Robins restaurant served up a Memorial Day special Monday for those who put their lives on the line for our country.

Jimbo's pizzeria open their doors for the holiday and heated up their oven to cook up pie after pie free for veterans.

Serviceman from all branches of the military were there sharing their stories over a pizza.

"We were lowered down in the jungle to rescue down pilots in North Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and South Vietnam," remembers Air Force veteran, Harry Reid.

World War II veteran, Carswell Wynne, a Navy veteran says, "We were the first carrier in Tokyo Bay when they surrendered. We went right in and we witnessed the dignitaries coming aboard the Missouri when they came aboard to sign the surrender."

Jimbo's General Manager, Joseph Kiefer explains why they offered free meals to veterans in central Georgia. "We want to be able to give back to those who have paid the most for us. I can't think of another better way than giving them happy tummies that's something that we've always done here, and I wish that we could keep doing this everyday," says Kiefer.

Reid says "There's no other town that I've ever been in that appreciated veterans like they do here, it's great."

Wynne says , "It means that somebody cares about us."

Owner of Jimbo's Pizzeria, Jim Kiefer did not want to go on camera, because he said he wanted our piece to focus on the veterans and their stories.
His father Arthur J. Kiefer Jr. was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and served in three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

Kiefer says if it weren't for the veterans in central Georgia, he wouldn't be in business at all.


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