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Booth Sending A Special Message - Brevard NC


Gary Epperson has been manning the booth to honor his son-in-law and all those who serve in the military. (Times photos by Derek McKissock)

Gary Epperson has a simple mission: he wants the public to show its appreciation for the many men and women who have made sacrifices serving in the military.

In particular, the Transylvania County resident is shining a special spotlight on his son-in-law, Matthew K. Gillooly, who joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 and has served his country for 20 years.

Last week, Epperson set up a booth in downtown Brevard with photos of Gillooly and paper scrolls that he wants the public to sign.

A sign at the booth reads: "Join Us: Signatures To Thank A Soldier."

Epperson has four 10-foot-long scr...

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