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    Default Runners detour race to thank 95-year-old World War II veteran

    http://www.today.com/news/runners-de...-ii-2D79313956

    Before an 8-kilometer charity race in San Jose, Calif. was even finished on Sunday, there was already a winner.


    A group of runners took a spontaneous detour to thank a 95-year-old World War II veteran who had come out to cheer them on. Joe Bell, dressed in his military uniform, stood outside his home, clapping as runners passed by in the annual 408K Race.
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    World War II veteran Joe Bell was honored by runners at a charity race in San Jose on Sunday as he stood outside his home to cheer them on.



    As the runners saw Bell clapping and waving, they began to head over to shake his hand and thank him for his service in a video captured by San Jose Mercury News reporter Julia Prodis Sulek.

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    What started as a trickle of runners shaking Bell's hand soon became nearly half the participants as they made a quick detour to thank him for his service.



    The event benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation, which provides scholarships to military veterans and their spouses. Pat Tillman was a football star at Leland High School in San Jose before starring at Arizona State and in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals. He left the Cardinals in 2002 and became an Army Ranger, serving several tours of duty. In 2004, he was killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire.
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    By God it's nice to see some people doing the "right" thing once in a while. Good on 'em, and thank you for your service Joe Bell !!!
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    yea, great!!!!!!!

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    Hell yea just as I was thinking that the American spirit was gone

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    That is cool .
    We dont give our veterans enough respect

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