Korean War vet and friends visit Fayetteville for ice cream

Local - 7/18/2014 5:01 PM by Karen Franklin

FAYETTEVILLE - A Korean War vet who recently fell ill is checking out his daughter's new business venture in Fayette County.

Vernon Tygrett and three fellow vets visited The Stache in Fayetteville, which is owned by his daughter Olivia.

Vernon has been at the Beckley VA Medical Center for the last six months, but Friday the group enjoyed free barbeque and ice cream.

Olivia told Newswatch it's the first time her father has seen the shop, and she's glad his floormates could come out too.

“It's nice to see them out,” Olivia Tygrett said. “I love these guys. I hang out with them all the time, so it's nice to see them somewhere other than the hospital.”

The Beckley VA Medical Center arranges the trips. The vets have also traveled to fish and see the Miners play at Linda K. Epling Stadium.

“It just changes their outlook on the day, puts smiles on their faces, gives them the opportunity to meet other people that are not necessarily in the hospital setting,” Paul Jarvi, of the VA, told WOAY.


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