Independence police help Korean War veteran keep oath for fellow - KCTV5

Independence police help Korean War veteran keep oath for fellow vet

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Floyd Walter Boyer, who goes by Cotton, is a Korean War Vet.   He and one of his fellow airmen made a pact that if one of them didn’t come home from war, the other would take care of their flag. (KCTV5) Floyd Walter Boyer, who goes by Cotton, is a Korean War Vet.  He and one of his fellow airmen made a pact that if one of them didn’t come home from war, the other would take care of their flag. (KCTV5)
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -

An emotional event more than half a century in the making happened in Independence on Wednesday. 

Floyd Walter Boyer, who goes by Cotton, is a Korean War Vet. 

He and one of his fellow airmen made a pact that if one of them didn’t come home from war, the other would take care of their flag. 

“I'm not a hero cause the ones that are our heroes didn't make it back,” Boyer said. 

On Wednesday, Cotton honored his friend and raised the flag. 

He said he tried to have it flown at multiple places over the year, but was always turned down. Then he met another veteran who was helping him work around his house. 

“He kind of opened up to me,” said Paul Peckford. “One vet to another, he told me his story I told him mine he said hey! I got a favor to ask. He brought this flag out to me showed it to me and told me the story. I said I'll do whatever I can to get it done for you and that's what we did.”

The Independence Police Department said they were honored to fly the flag. 

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