Veteran helped by Alabama deputies could reconnect with son

A social media post about a veteran wearing an oxygen mask while walking down a road may help connect the man to his estranged son

JASPER, Ala. -- A social media post about a veteran wearing an oxygen mask while walking down a road may help connect the man to his estranged son.

A Walker County deputy worked with other deputies to transport him to and from his appointment at the VA. News reports identify him as Gerald Baldwin.

The post has more than 150,000 shares. Baldwin's son Lance in Pennsylvania saw the story and recognized his father. He told news outlets Sunday that the two hadn't spoken in about five years. He now plans to reach out to his father.