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Veteran to appear on CBS News

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - CBS Evening News will feature a Coastal Empire veteran on Thursday's night's newscast.

Sgt. Walt Peters, who waits to welcome returning soldiers home, is the first face returning soldiers see when they set foot on Hunter Army Air Field. Since 2004, Peters estimates he has greeted ninety thousand soldiers.

Nearly blind, he can't actually see them. But he can see himself -- 40 years younger. Peters served three tours in Vietnam and came home to scorn. He's now giving soldiers the homecoming they deserve -- the one he always wanted, but never received.

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