By Doug Ross
A few weeks ago, AMBAC attended the International Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) convention in Orlando, FL. The same resort was also hosting the Annual Disabled American Veteran’s National meeting, aka DAV. I had the incredible opportunity to meet many of our wounded warriors, hear their stories of where they served and what put them out of service. One such veteran was John Salter, who served as a diesel mechanic for Coast Guard ships for 11 years, until an accident on his ship disabled him. John told me that the Coast Guard, while not a branch of the military, served during war time to pilot ships in shallow water. As he explained it, the Navy is “deep water” trained and the Coast Guard handles “shallow water landings.”
John stopped at the AMBAC booth to learn more about us and gladly leapt up from his scooter for this photo opportunity, as he learned of the strong ties AMBAC has with the US Military. John told me, “Coast Guard and Military are diesel powered, AMBAC and the Military are partners, and I am proud of that.”
Like John, AMBAC International is proud to partner with the United States Military to offer fuel injection components for some of the hardest working heavy duty vehicles on the planet. In fact, we have been working with the military for over 100 years, which included a time in 1917 when the military confiscated the AMBAC plant for military supplies!
With that being said, I’d like to extend a sincere “Thank you” to John Salter, and all other Disabled veterans, for your service to our country!
As the saying goes, “All gave some, some gave all.” While this group certainly gave more than “some”, I thank the Lord they did not give “all”.