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Fred Moffitt got down to business after World War II

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Fred Moffitt left high school to help fight for our country in World War II, then came back to finish getting an education and going into business.  You could say it turned out. 


"Lot of good times," Mr. Moffitt said, as he gazed at a table covered with framed photos of Moffitt,  his family and his business through the years. 


It was part of a display for the 50th anniversary celebration of Moffitt Volkswagen in Bossier City. It was a happy gathering of friends, family, and employees -- past and present.


"It's seems like yesterday," Moffitt says of opening the dealership. "It's been great. People have been nice to us. I'd like to be another 50."


Moffitt left high school when he was 17 to joining the Navy during World War II.


"I wanted to fight for my country. Everybody was enthusiastic, patriotic in those days," he says. 


Of his duty in the Pacific against the Japanese, Moffitt says, "They dropped bombs around us and things like that but it wasn't all that bad. They didn't hit us." 


After the war, Moffitt went back to his native Illinois to get his GED. Then he went to the University of Illinois to get a business degree.  He wound up in Texarkana in the banking business, and then the car business in Bossier.  After Volkswagen, he added Mazda, Porsche and Audi across the street.


But ask him what he's most proud of, and Moffitt says, "My family. I have four children -- two boys and two girls."


One daughter is a neo-natal nurse while the other daughter and two sons went into the Moffitt family business. A 1968 VW Bug they all learned to drive on is now restored and is  a fixture in the Moffitt showroom. 


"That's a lot to be proud of, especially the way they turned out the way them have," Moffitt says of his children.

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