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People all over the country are honoring the veterans with patriotic clothing. One Walmart employee says when she tried to honor her son, a Marine who served in Iraq, she was told what she was wearing wasn't appropriate.
Charyl Effle's son Stg. Aaron Nelson was a Marine deployed in Iraq for more than a year. During that time Effle worked where she still does at Walmart in Mount Pleasant, WI. The employee of 12 years says what happened this Veterans Day inside Walmart is no laughing matter. She said, "The Assistant Manager came up to me, and said 'You are not in work apparel. You need to go home.'"
Fighting back tears, and clasping a picture Effle told FOX6 how she was sent home five hours into her shift for wearing a black Marine t-shirt under her blue uniform.In a statement a Walmart Spokesman says the Associate Manager simply approached Effle about a dress code violation.
FOX6 spoke with another Walmart employee outside the store who wouldn't go on camera, but backed up the Spokesman's version of events.
Effle sticks to her story that she was told to leave, and says this isn't about her it's about her marine. She says she probably will not feel comfortable enough to go back into work tomorrow. She says anyway you slice it, as a veteran employee of Walmart she wasn't treated right.
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