Letter to the Editor

Resident hanging up the business

Sunday, January 13, 2008

To the Editor:

"Old" Sarge Marion Eveland finally hung up his boots for the last time.

He had sold out previously twice due to medical reasons, and learning that he was misdiagnosed, had lots more time and returned to sell military items after the second buyer went out of business at Seelyville. Today, after more than 30 years selling military items, fitting up some mighty big feet in Clay and Vigo counties (Size 18 in Bowling Green area), including "Big Foot" Zuel of the Brazil Police Dept. and "Big Foot Sarge" of Sarge's Shoe Repair, 2932, S. 7th St., Terre Haute, whom bought Sarge Eveland out over the weekend.

Sarge's shoe repair is also a retired Army Sgt. with more than 20 years service.

Eveland, having served 46 months in Europe and remainder throughout the United States, had held many types of jobs, one a military recruiter for Clay County, enlisting a good number from the area, worked for the labor department under the Chicago district for a couple of years, and having worked around supply depots, decided to start military surplus sales, selling file cabinets, desks, and other office supplies, plus camouflage.

Staying close to his life work, the Army.

Sarge's shoe repair, Brad Smith, will maintain the large selection of military related items.

If he doesn't have it on hand, he can order and have it in a few days.

Brad Smith has been repairing shoes for many years and also sews zippers in boots.

He invites all of "Old Sarge's" customers to stop by his place of business.

Marion "Sarge" Eveland,