Grandfather gives Navy-bound grandson his 1st salute

Grandfather Gail Allen, who was diagnosed last year with Alzheimer’s disease, gave grandson Nicholas Allen his first salute -- a special tradition within the military.
1:00 | 06/24/21

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Finally tonight, the salute from a grandfather. America strong. Nicholas Allen has always dreamed of serving in the just like his grandfather, gale Allen, a radioman first class petty officer in the Navy. And his father, Kenneth Allen, a lieutenant colonel in the army. Nicholas, now 22, is graduating and going into the Navy. And when it was time for Nicholas to receive his very first salute, a storied military tradition, he knew exactly who he wanted to get it from. That grandson traveling from new York to his grandparents' backyard in South Carolina. His grabbedfather, back in his uniform. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year but still so proud of his grandson and still ready to salutes and joining us tonight -- Hi, David. -- The new graduate. Sharing this experience with my grandpa meant a lot to me. I know that I'll remember and cherish that moment forever. We love that salute.

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