TOLEDO, Ohio -- At the Ohio Air National Guard base near Toledo, Lt. Col. Frank Dailey still can't believe the honor recently bestowed upon him.

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Lt. Col. Frank Dailey
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"It's incredible being recognized in such a manner," he says.

It happened at a Cracker Barrel, of all places. As the security camera shows, Dailey entered the restaurant on Feb. 7 for an early lunch. At about the same time, 8-year-old Myles Eckert came in with his family.

Myles was very excited. He'd just found a $20 bill in the parking lot. He'd started thinking of what he could spend it on.

"I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to," Myles says.

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Myles Eckert
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He changed his mind when he saw the guy in uniform.

"Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad," Myles explains.

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Myles wrapped the $20 in a note and gave it to Lt. Col. Frank Dailey.
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Army Sgt. Andy Eckert was killed in Iraq, just five weeks after Myles was born. All the kid has ever had are pictures and dog tags, other people's memories and his own imagination.

"I imagine him as a really nice person and somebody that would be really fun," Myles says.

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Myles pays a visit to his dad.
Tiffany Eckert

She took a photo from the car.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-8-year-old-turns-20-into-priceless...

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WELL GOOD FOR HIM!

This is an act of "Honor". Take a close look obama!

What a wonderful gift of love!  God bless all who are touched by this!!

It is acts of kindness like this that gives me hope for the future.

I have no words.   There are no words.

Oren

Yeah.  I'm tough, but this made me cry.

Yeah I know ! Me too. I just wish we had some liberals who understood the meaning of honor !

Deeply touching story. 8 year old Myles Eckert is a hero, giving from the heart, with a mom who inspires.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF HIS DAD ! NOT A DRY EYE HERE .

How proud his Dad would be.  Thanks to Mom too.

Like Father - Like Son.

Wow.

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