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Runners Give Spontaneous Tribute And Thanks To 95-Year-Old WWII Veteran

Maybe people aren't so bad after all...

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On Sunday, thousands of runners participated in the annual San Jose 408K race — a race that benefits the foundation for fallen Army Ranger Pat Tillman.

As he applauded their effort in his front yard, a spontaneous round of applause erupted for the veteran and then one by one the runners left the course to shake his hand and thank him for his service.

It was a memorable and touching moment, especially for Joe, who later told reporters, "I never got recognition in my life."

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The San Jose Mercury News sat down with Joe after the race to get his feedback on this incredible moment and talk more about the story.

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