Shawano Veteran makes a dream deal

SHAWANO,Wis. -      Shawano car salesman Reuben Schaetzel has sold a lot of cars over the last 60 years, try 17,000 to be exact. 

To  most this Chevy Equinox wouldn't do much but to this WWII Veteran this vehicle is his most important sale. 

" General Patton's grandson and I thought I'll be damned so I thought I got to meet him and I did. He asked to buy a car from me--- I thought why I got a request from General Patton's grandson to buy a car," Buss Automotive salesman, Reuben Schaetzel said. 

 And next thing you know George Patton Waters, General Patton's grandson is on Reuben's Chevy lot. 

George flew all the way from South Carolina to buy this car from a man who served along side his grandfather the late General in WWII. 

  " You're looking at history right there.It humbles me I didn't realize what America did until I met this guy," Grandson of General Patton, George Patton Waters said. 

Reuben recalls the day he met General Patton during the war.
" My tank was hit in action then I saw a jeep with four stars coming down the road and I said, holy cow or something like that  here comes General Patton.  Sure enough  he pulled up  jumped out of his jeep grabbed the gun barrel of the tank like all gunners do --hunkered down next to me put his arm around me and said what happened here soldier? " Schaetzel said

And now seventy years after his chance meeting with the famous leader Reuben sells a car to his grandson. 

Reuben has no plans of retiring and told me if you're looking ot buy a Chevy he's your guy. 

 


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