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82-year-old Navy veteran retired from the LaVale Walmart with a large check in hand

January 10th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Thanks to a local businessman and a video that went viral, an 82-year-old Navy veteran retired last week  from the LaVale Walmart with a large check in hand. The money was raised after Rory McCarty, who owns a Bug Boys franchise in Ridgeley, posted a TikTok video of Walter Marion and set up a GoFundMe account online to help him retire. The video went viral and donations poured in. Last Wednesday, Rory presented Walter S. “Butch” Marion with a check for $108,682 in the Walmart parking lot as friends, family, members of the media and the Cumberland Civil Air Patrol Color Guard looked on…