101-Year-Old WWII Veteran Commissions Grandson At Air Force Academy Ceremony

June 5, 2019

A 101-year-old World War II veteran flew from New York to Colorado to commission his grandson who had just graduated from the Air Force Academy.

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Credit: US Air Force Academy

Joseph Kloc is one of the 989 members of the US Air Force Academy's class of 2019. His grandfather, Walter Kloc, was a World War II Air Force pilot.

"I'm so excited for him," Joseph's father William Kloc told WGRZ. "He's fulfilling his dream and he was so excited that his grandfather, a World War II Air Force bombardier pilot, could come and commission him."

101 ww2 veteran grandson
Credit: US Air Force Academy

The special moment was captured on camera by the Air Force Academy.

"Walter received a standing ovation, and everyone in the room was gifted with a memory they'll never forget," the academy wrote on Facebook.

101 ww2 veteran grandson
Credit: US Air Force Academy

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