PLYMOUTH, Wis., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Service One Transportation, a leading Wisconsin trucking and logistics company, salutes veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with new custom-wrapped graphics on two of the Kenworth truckload vehicles in its fleet. One truck boasts a military camouflage pattern and the other is emblazoned with the Stars and Stripes, while the rear of each cab features a tribute to Service One family members who served with honor in the military.
"Our company has always maintained a family-oriented culture as well as a deep appreciation and respect for those who serve in the Armed Forces. We inherited these values from my father, who founded Service One after his own military career," noted Dan Flagstad, Jr., President of Service One Transportation. "The custom graphics on our trucks are a tribute to the veterans within our extended Service One family as well as a public 'thank you' to all servicemembers, past and present, whose selfless sacrifices keep our country safe."
Mike Myszewski, Vice President of Operations and Logistics at Service One, echoes those sentiments. "Growing up, I was surrounded by people who instilled in me a strong sense of patriotism and a profound gratitude for those who serve in our nation's military," he explained. "The truck wraps convey our pride in this country and in our family members who have served with distinction. Just as importantly, they allow us to recognize all of the brave individuals who have protected and continue to preserve the freedoms and opportunities all Americans enjoy."
Service One's truck graphics honor six veterans with family ties to the company:
- Daniel Flagstad, U.S. Army, Cold War Veteran – Service One founder Dan Sr. joined the Army after graduating high school in 1955, and spent four years in Germany during its reconstruction era following World War II.
- Edward Kawczynski, U.S. Army, 36th Infantry Division – As a member of the "Arrowhead" Lone Star Division, Myszewski's father-in-law, Ed, served in battle throughout Italy, Southern France and Germany. He earned several decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal for valor, but was most proud of his Combat Infantry Badge.
- Dale Mueller, U.S. Marine Corp, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing – Dale is the husband of Service One's office manager, Diane Mueller, and served during the Vietnam War. His wing squadron was deployed to provide the aviation combat element for the I Marine Expeditionary Force during battle in Southeast Asia.
- Ralph Myszewski, U.S. Army, Merrill's Marauders – Mike Myszewski's great-uncle and godfather, Ralph Myszewski, was one of approximately 3,000 American soldiers who volunteered for what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called "a dangerous and hazardous mission" to penetrate and destroy the Japanese supply lines and communications in Burma during World War II. Ralph's unit was officially designated as the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)—code name GALAHAD—and later became popularly known as Merrill's Marauders after its leader, Brigadier General Frank Merrill. For their accomplishments in Burma, the Marauders were awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation in July 1944, which was re-designated as the Presidential Unit Citation in 1966. Ralph partook in this dangerous mission after fighting at Guadalcanal and ultimately earned several citations, including a Bronze Star Medal. "Ralph was typical of what we've come to know as the Greatest Generation," said Myszewski. "His sense of duty, bravery and honor made him special, and I was fortunate to have him in my life."
- Wayne Neumann, U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division – Wayne was a Korean War veteran and the father of Service One's controller, Wayne Jr. He served in multiple combat units, including the 3rd Armored Division, the 5th Infantry Regiment and, most notably, the 11th Airborne Division.
- Michael Strysick, U.S. Army, 6th Armored Division – A veteran of the Korean War, Michael served in the 6th Armored Division from 1952–1953. This division, known as the "Super Sixth," was formed during World War II and subsequently reactivated during the Korean conflict. Michael's son, Service One truck driver Peter Strysick, will be driving the custom-wrapped vehicle that bears his father's name.
"These veterans are true heroes who have touched countless lives, and we are proud to count them among our Service One extended family," said Myszewski. "Our tribute trucks serve as a 'salute' to all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and we hope they will bring a smile to veterans as they roll down America's highways."
Service One CDL Truck Driving Job Opportunities
Service One currently has openings for both Class A CDL company drivers and owner-operators. The Wisconsin trucking company welcomes applicants from its home state and surrounding areas in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.
About Service One Transportation, Inc.:
Headquartered outside Plymouth, Wisconsin, Service One Transportation offers a full range of trucking and logistic services—including truckload, volume less than truckload (LTL) and expedited shipping—throughout the 48 contiguous United States and all Canadian provinces. Dan Flagstad, Sr. founded Service One in 1997 with a single truck; today, Dan Flagstad, Jr. oversees the family-owned and operated business, which now employs more than 50 drivers. The Wisconsin trucking company has earned a reputation for unsurpassed customer service and is dedicated to "doing whatever it takes to get the job done right." Service One is also highly regarded among drivers, offering excellent pay, full benefits and a "family-first" culture that ensures a proper balance between work and family time. For more information on Service One Transportation and its trucking, warehousing, logistics and supply chain solutions, visit https://www.serviceonetransportation.com.
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