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By Lindy Thackston

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 11, 2014) - If you love doughnuts, you can thank a Hoosier!

Check out this story from our partners at the Indianapolis Star about Helen Purviance, the original Salvation Army Doughnut Girl from Huntington, Indiana.

She made doughnuts for the troops in WW1 in the battlefield. In fact, she's often seen in a helmet in old photographs. The troops loved them so much that when they came home, they still wanted doughnuts. That was the beginning of the doughnut craze in the United States.

You can watch the Indy Star's Food and Dining Reporter Liz Biro with Fox 59's Lindy Thackston in the video at the General American Donut Company.

The General American Donut Company is serving a remake of the Salvation Army doughnuts Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. until the doughnuts sell out. They are free for veterans who show an ID and cost $0.50 for everyone else.

The General American Donut Company is at 827 South East Street.

There is also a display honoring the Salvation Army Doughnut Girls of WW1 inside the War Memorial downtown.