Viral Army Vet Stops Semi-Truck on Highway, Gets Out to Salute Fallen WWII Veteran
A trucker's patriotic salute along a Missouri highway went viral over the weekend, Jillian Mele reported Monday morning on "Fox & Friends."
The driver of the semi-truck, U.S. Army veteran Bradley Faulkner, pulled to the shoulder of I-70, got out of the cab and placed his hand over his heart as a fellow veteran's funeral procession passed.
The deceased WWII veteran's granddaughter snapped the photo of Faulkner and posted her gratitude on Facebook.
"While in the funeral procession today to Jefferson barracks to lay my grandfather to rest a man driving a truck pulled off and made honor as we all proceeded. Thank you for showing such great honor - I found and got to personally thank this man!!" Kristen Collins wrote.
Collins said she later connected with Faulkner, who served in Iraq, after his wife saw the photo.
Fred Ladage was laid to rest at age 91 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Ladage was married 61 years, having served in the Navy and Navy Reserves in WWII.