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[11/08/12 - 10:30 AM]
In Honor of Veterans Day, Former Marines Guest Star on "The Middle's" Thanksgiving Episode
William Franco Vasquez and Nick Jones, Jr. will be featured in said installment, airing Wednesday, November 14.

[via press release from ABC]

IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY, FORMER MARINES WILLIAM FRANCO VASQUEZ AND NICK JONES, JR. TO GUEST STAR AS MARINES WHO ARE TREATED TO THANKSGIVING DINNER - HECK STYLE - ON "THE MIDDLE," NOVEMBER 14 ON ABC

Vasquez and Jones Will Also Be in Attendance at ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" on November 12

In honor of Veterans Day, former Marines William Franco Vasquez and Nick Jones, Jr. are set to guest star on ABC's "The Middle." In the episode "Thanksgiving IV," airing Wednesday, November 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), Frankie (Patricia Heaton) tries to do a good deed for Thanksgiving by inviting a couple of Marines to celebrate the holiday with her family. But with Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag (Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke), constantly bickering, the good deed may not go unpunished.

In addition, William and Nick will also be in attendance during the telecast of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" on Monday, November 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET).

William Franco Vasquez

William Franco Vasquez served in the Marines from 2000-2004, receiving an honorable discharge as a sergeant. He was initially stationed at an infantry unit at 29 Palms for two years. In 2002 he joined a reconnaissance unit at Camp Pendleton, was part of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and deployed to the Middle East. His battalion was one of the first wave of Marines in Iraq. Among his numerous medals and commendations, Vasquez earned the Purple Heart, the Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medal, and his unit received the Presidential Unit Citation.

Nick Jones, Jr.

Nick Jones, Jr. joined the United States Marine Corps, served seven years on active duty and received an honorable discharge in August 2012 as a sergeant. Among his medals and ribbons earned were the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (2x), Marine Corps Good Conduct Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserves Ribbon, Select Marine Corps Reserve Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Expert Pistol Badge, Expert Rifle Badge and Brown Belt Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. He is currently serving in the Marine Corps Reserves, stationed at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, and is enrolled in the prestigious New York Film Academy.

For more information on "The Middle," visit ABC.com/TheMiddle





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