Vietnam War veteran gets emotional homecoming decades after his service
May 5, 2017
Elkhorn, NEB. —
Tom Meradith said when he came back after two tours in Vietnam, his 1967 homecoming was anything but heartwarming.
Meradith was one of the nearly 650 Vietnam veterans from Nebraska that took the honor flight in Washington DC on Monday.
Meradith is the Chaplin for the Brookestone Meadows Care Center in Elkhorn. Staff, residents and patients there wanted to make sure he got a proper homecoming this time around.
Around 75 people lined the halls of the center with yellow roses to surprise Meradith after the trip.
The surprise brought him to tears.
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