Joseph Kloc graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs this week and he got more than a certificate, he got the honor of a lifetime when a special visitor turned up.
According to FOX 31 Denver that visitor was none other than his 101-year-old grandfather Walter Kloc, a former air force pilot and World War II veteran himself, who had flown some 1,500 miles from upstate New York to attend the ceremony.
According to FOX, Kloc’s father, William Kloc, expressed the great pride in his grandson, saying:
“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.”
As for Walter Kloc would tell his grandson as the third generation Kloc entered the same branch of the armed services that he had served in, Kloc told WGRZ that he would simply “Congratulate him on his great works and what he’s done and wish him a good future.”
WGRZ did a short interview that shows how much the elder Kloc’s journey meant to the whole family.