Longtime soldier enjoys first OSU tailgate at event for military veterans


By nbc4i.com

Thousands of people got ready bright and early Saturday morning for Ohio State University football’s big home opener game at the Shoe. A group of veterans started setting up at 5 a.m. at a tent to thank those for their service and invite other military members to enjoy a big tailgate together.

It’s an experience that Chris Oswalt is cherishing every second of. This is his first time in 25 years being back home in Ohio after deployment, and his first OSU football tailgate.

“I just got back, wrapped up my military career,” said Oswalt, an Army veteran. “In high school, Desert Storm was going on… I enlisted right after graduating and been gone ever since. I did a total of 5 years In Iraq, 4 in Afghanistan, Yemen, Kenya and all around the Middle East and Africa.”

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