101-Year-Old Air Force Vet Flew Across The Country To Commission His Grandson

He got a standing ovation.

Seventy years ago, Walter Kloc was a pilot in the Army Air Forces fighting in World War II. This week, he got on a plane in Amherst, New York and flew all the way to Colorado to commission his grandson into the Air Force.

The emotional moment was captured in a series of photos that the Air Force Academy published on its Facebook page. Joseph Kloc, his grandson, called it "probably one of the best days of my life"on Facebook. 


In the Facebook post, the Air Force Academy said the crowd was moved.

"Walter received a standing ovation, and everyone in the room was gifted with a memory they'll never forget," the post said. 

Joseph's father William Kloc accompanied Walter on the flight from New York to Colorado.

"I'm so excited for him," 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."


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