An Alabama veteran who walks miles to see his wife in a nursing home came to the fore in a recent Facebook post written by a lieutenant for the local police.
Rain or sunshine, 70-year-old James Wright to see “the most beautiful woman in the world” #tuesdaymotivation https://t.co/JZDGsMEfDH pic.twitter.com/dVtQknvOCn
— WVTM 13 (@WVTM13) 31-May-2017
Army veteran James Wright, 70, of Etowah County, began to walk to the nursing home after his truck broke down to his wife. Wright describes her as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” said WVTM 13.
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Charles Plitt, a lieutenant for the Weaver of the Police, said Wright stopped him while he was driving on Thursday for help, according to WSB-TV. The veteran, who recently had a stroke, told the off-duty agent that he needed to support his wife, but could no longer walk.
Plitt drove Wright to the nursing home and along the way the two were talking. Wright told Plitt about his 22 years in the Army and fight in Vietnam. Plitt thanked him for his service.
“These veterans deserve a lot more recognition and celebration than they get,” Plitt told WVTM.
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Plitt wrote about the encounter on the Weaver Police Facebook page, and described what Memorial Day meant to him after the show.
“James is one of the many living testaments as to what is really important on this Memorial day weekend,” Plitt wrote.
The community is reportedly the help of Wright his truck fixed.
For now, Wright said that he will walk, while he was still with his wife.