Screaming Eagle lands in food cart

Staff photo by Patrick McCallister  Isaac Parks and Kiantae Mims have opened a weekend food cart at 3775 S.W. Mapp Road, the Royal Palms Apartments’ southern parking lot by Southwest 35th Street. That’s next to the new Sunoco.

Staff photo by Patrick McCallister
Isaac Parks and Kiantae Mims have opened a weekend food cart at 3775 S.W. Mapp Road, the Royal Palms Apartments’ southern parking lot by Southwest 35th Street. That’s next to the new Sunoco.

Patrick McCallister
For Veteran Voice
Isaac Parks’ grew up in a military family.
“My dad, my siblings, my aunts, my uncles, everyone served,” he said.
He also grew up in a ministry family.
“My mom, she had a passion to cook,” Parks, said “My parents believe you can minister through food.”
Parks is a veteran with disabilities. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan in the 101st Airborne. He received a medical discharge.
“I had a couple close calls,” he said.
Parks said when he got out of the military last year he thought veterans benefits would start immediately, because the Army was supposed to be coordinating with the Department of Veterans Affairs. That’s not how things worked out.
“I went months and months without pay,” he said.
Parks added, “Going from making $50,000 a year to nothing was hard. I see so many veterans hurting out there.”
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Area veteran injured on bike

Staff photo by Patrick McCallister  Harold Trieber is Past Commander and 2nd Vice Commander of the Korean War Veterans Treasure Coast Chapter, Post 106, Port St. Lucie. He was hit by a car while cycling in Port St. Lucie on May 13. Trieber is part of a large community of older veterans who are avid cyclists. The collision fractured his C-2 vertebrae, among other injuries. Trieber is working to make cycling safer in Port St. Lucie.

Staff photo by Patrick McCallister
Harold Trieber is Past Commander and 2nd Vice Commander of the Korean War Veterans Treasure Coast Chapter, Post 106, Port St. Lucie. He was hit by a car while cycling in Port St. Lucie on May 13. Trieber is part of a large community of older veterans who are avid cyclists. The collision fractured his C-2 vertebrae, among other injuries. Trieber is working to make cycling safer in Port St. Lucie.

Patrick McCallister
For Veteran Voice
Harold Trieber is past Commander and now Vice Commander of the Korean War Veterans Treasure Coast Chapter, 106. He’s also a velophile, an avid cyclist. On May 16 he was hit while cycling in Port St. Lucie.
“I got up as I usually do and I was going on my bike ride,” he said.
Trieber put on bright red and white cycling gear, including his helmet and the 78-year-old started his morning exercise. Within an hour he was unconscious on a medical helicopter. A driver hit Trieber while crossing at a residential neighborhood intersection. The driver had a stop sign — Trieber didn’t. Among his injuries, Trieber had a fractured C-2 disk. In other words, his neck was broken.
“When I turned to the left, I saw myself getting hit by a car, and I was on the hood,” he said.

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