Former soldier gives up life in the service to raise kids

A Eugene man traded in his time in the service to serve others.

Posted: Dec. 8, 2017 5:59 PM
Updated: Dec. 8, 2017 6:01 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Bill Vaughan traded in one form of service for another. The former tank M-1 mechanic cut his service in the Army short to raise his children.

"It was very important for me to raise the kids respecting the flag, the country, the veterans that served," said Vaughan.

He rides in the Patriot Guard, which welcomes soldiers home, and serves as the president of Bikes and Blues.

"On top of that, he does OVMA and Bikes in Blues. The list just goes on and on," said Jessica Vaughan, Bill's daughter.

His other daughter Samantha Vaughan said her father does what he can to help the community.

"He definitely makes sure to take care of his fellow community very, very well."

All of this children agree that Bill has raised them to show respect and love for servicemen.

"He never regretted his service but he also never regretted giving up that service for my sisters and I," said Joseph Vaughn, Bill's son.

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