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Air Force veteran honored with drive-by salute for 95th birthday

Posted at 9:31 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 00:31:45-04

Retired US Air Force Colonel, Oscar Byer, is celebrating his 95th birthday.

Bayer served in War World II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

He's earned multiple medals including: the Purple Heart, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Welcome Home Military Heroes says Bayer was a navigator in the Seventh and Tenth Air Forces and flew F-4 Phantom with more than 140 missions in Vietnam.

Welcome Home Military Heroes gave Bayer a drive-by honor salute in Arroyo Grande Sunday afternoon.

Bayer says the ceremony was unbelievable.

"To be honored like this is unbelievable. To live this long to have it happen - it's great," Bayer said.