By Bobby Shuttleworth
WAFF 48 News Reporter
Veteran Billy Waterson says he's anxious to go to our nation's capital to see the monument for "his" war, "Just a world of history. It's just they tell us it's really a site to behold, and I'm really looking forward to it."
Waterson served in the Navy, "I was in there from '43 to 46. I was an aviation machinist 3rd class."
He says he spent his time in Pensacola Florida., "My brother was on a ship and he got wounded, and I think that's the reason I didn't have to go to sea, because of the Sullivan law."
Service runs in the family. His dad was a World War I vet. He says his call to duty was in part because of his older brother, "I joined before I was 18 and I already had a brother in and I wanted to go too."
He gets emotional while the memories of a young teenager missing his first holiday come flooding back.