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101-year-old WWII vet commissions grandson during Air Force Academy graduation

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

World War II Veteran Commissions Grandson During Air Force Academy Graduation

An Air Force veteran from World War II was able to help bring in the next generation of airmen into the military this graduation season, and one of those new Air Force officers just happens to be his grandson.

Walter Kloc, 101, flew from Amherst, New York, to Colorado Springs, to be part of his grandson, Joseph Kloc’s, commissioning ceremony that took place at the Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony, WGRZ reported.

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The elder Kloc was accompanied by his son, William, on the trip. 

Walter Kloc was a World War II bombardier and pilot for the Air Force, William Kloc told WGRZ before the trip

Walter Kloc grew up in Michigan and worked for General Motors after his military service, WGRZ reported.