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Lufkin VFW hosts family day for Navy recruiters

(Source: KTRE Staff) (Source: KTRE Staff)
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Friday Navy recruiters put the uniforms away and turned their focus to family.

"We forget about the recruiting today and we are coming to celebrate with our children and have a good time," said Victor Chiquito, Local Recruiter.

Lufkin VFW Post 1836 hosted a special celebration for Navy recruiters and their families, their goal is to make up for anytime they may have lost.

  "We want to compensate our families and show them its not just working it's a family we work together and the better we can work together the better we can do business for the Navy together," Chiquito said.

 Wesley Lindsay enlisted in the navy in 2006, about a year ago he decided to become a recruiter to be closer to his wife and young sons.

 "I saw him for about two weeks out of his like until he was two which was really difficult so time like this is really important to all of us," Lindsey said.

Recruiter Victor Chiquito says their job requires a lot of time and commitment but after having served in the navy he believes it's an honor to come home and continue his service.

"A lot of traveling, a lot of long hours , a lot of working looking for the young and brightest kids," Chiquito said.

Lindsey says most of his recruiting is local but soon that will change.

"In about a year and a half I'll be going back to a ship," Lindsey said.

The VFW received a special plaque from the Navy Recruiting District of Houston for hosting the district's inaugural recruiter family day.

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