CHARLOTTE -- A Charlotte veteran is asking for one wish this holiday season.
Joseph Somuk spent more than twenty years in the military. He fought in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. Somuk's family said he's a humble man who doesn't always talk about those times fighting overseas.
“He never talked about any of the bad stuff. He always talked about how thankful he was for the American people at home and now he's telling more stories,” said his daughter, Janet Somuk-Jones.
One of those stories is about a group of men who flew with him in WWII – The Tuskegee Airmen. Somuk says the airmen protected him during 23 missions.
And, he wants to thank them personally.
“I’m grateful to everybody,” said Joseph Somuk.
The clock is ticking because Somuk is in hospice care with congestive heart failure. His family said meeting the Tuskegee Airmen would be priceless.
“My father would just be so happy, and thankful,” said Somuk-Jones.
Spectrum News reached out to the Raleigh/Durham Heart of Carolina chapter of the Tuskegee Airman, Inc. about Somuk's last wish but we haven’t heard back from them yet.