'Gives You the Chills': Uniform Salesman Knows 'Faces' of the Mining Tragedy

Ed Persinger sits at a dusty intersection on a rural road just south of the site of Monday's mine explosion hoping business will pick up. He's been selling mining uniforms out of his truck in Raleigh County, W. Va., for more than 30 years. Piles of overalls and utility shirts embroidered with reflective safety stripes cover his weathered maroon GMC truck with 200,000 miles, which sits parked along the road leading to the nearby mines. Persinger sits with his feet up in the driver's seat,...Full Story
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