Dying Vietnam veteran’s final wish granted


SAN ANTONIO, TX (WCMH) – A dying Vietnam veteran’s dying wish was granted on Saturday when he was able to go outside and see his horses one last time.

Roberto Gonzales was wounded in battle on May 21, 1970.

Gonzales was paralyzed as a result of his injury, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a horse trainer.

“My husband was one of the only handicapped or paralyzed licensed horse trainers in Texas,” Rosario Gonzales told KABB.

When things took a turn for the worse during a recent hospitalization, Roberto’s dying wish was to see his horses Sugar and Ringo one last time. That wish was granted on the anniversary of his injury.

“When the horse came up to him he actually opened his eyes. They came up to him and I think they were actually kissing him,” said Rosario Gonzales.

The family wants others to know that their last wishes can come true too.

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