Vet Who Lost Job Over Tattered Flag Receives Help From FBN's Cheryl Casone

Last week, we told you about a veteran who lost his job after replacing a tattered American flag outside his workplace.

Now, with the help of Fox Business Network’s Cheryl Casone, Ret. Navy Chief Petty Officer Rick Heilman is hopeful he’ll find a new job soon.

Heilman and his boss at Yearwood Equipment Company in Tennessee engaged in a confrontation after the vet properly removed a ripped flag.

He was offered his job back, and his former boss acknowledged that the flag should have been replaced sooner. But Heilman, who doesn’t regret taking the flag down, refused to go back.

In less than a week since his first Fox and Friends appearance, Heilman has already interviewed for new jobs.

Casone said, “I saw the segment on Friday … and I was so inspired. And I thought this is what I do. I’m going to get this guy a job.”

She explained that for many vets, the translation of military skills to corporate America is getting lost.

“It’s tough to try and get out there and … help is greatly appreciated,” Heilman said.

He stressed that the company he left behind in Fayetteville, Tenn. does a lot of good for the community and should not suffer because of his experience.

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