90-year-old mother watches Vietnam veteran son get proper welcome at Fresno airport
BY CRESENCIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO
MAY 16, 2019
“I can’t even tell you how wonderful it was to be able to hug him,” the older Walker said. “They were so mistreated when they came home, and to have them now, watch all these people who are thanking their veterans, it’s really amazing.”
As the bright light on the screen grew, a 90-year-old mother leaned on a silver pillar inside Fresno Yosemite International Airport and peered over to watch the airplane prepare to land.
“They’re here,” Carolyn Walker thought to herself in that moment.
Among the 68 former military men returning on the 19th Central Valley Honor Flight trip from Washington D.C., was Walker’s son.
She’s remains so proud of him.
Her son, 68-year-old John Walker, served as a crew chief during the Vietnam War in 1970 and ‘71.
And this time, Carolyn Walker had plenty of company to help welcome these veterans home with a long tunnel of family and friends waiting.
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