Bill Fenech President and CEO and Matt Thompson Vice President of Diesel sales, along with several other Thor Motor Coach employees and a few friends and family, met with four Marines out on a training exercise at the Elkhart Municipal Airport. The mission was simple, break bread, give thanks, and allow Thor Motor Coach engineer Del Littrell to visit with his son, Marine AJ Littrell.
The Marine crew, stationed in Johnstown Pennsylvania, flew into Elkhart’s municipal airport in their Bell UH-1N Huey. Marine Gunnery Sgt. AJ Littrell has served for 15 years was accompanied by Staff Sgt. John Lastinger (8 years), Lt. Colonel Charles Watkins (21 years), and their pilot Capt. P. Byrd (15 years).
Gunnery Sgt. AJ Littrell has over 1000 hours as a Flying Crew Chief and Door Gunner. In 8 years AJ has had 7 combat tours in the Middle East. AJ’s wife who is also a Gunnery Sgt. has 3 combat tours in the Middle East. AJ’s father, Del Littrell also served our country 40 years ago in the Vietnam War, and has another son and son-in-law in the military.
After a brief tour and photo shoot, the crew was transported to a local restaurant in a 2011 42RQ Tuscany for lunch and fellowship. Thor Motor Coach is humbled by these men, we honor them for making the choice to serve our country, and feel proud to know them.
Thor Motor Coach is a subsidiaries of Thor Industries, Inc. Jackson Center, OH (NYSE: THO), the world s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.