Harry Frizzell is an American hero — there’s no doubting that. The 93-year-old veteran served in the military for 35 years, and in three wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. And the country got to meet him thanks to Toby Keith, who pulled Frizzell on stage for an emotional tribute during a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Toby Keith, one of country music’s biggest stars, is known for his diehard support of our military. It isn’t unusual for a veteran or service member to be featured during his concerts. But Frizzell is a hero among heroes, and his presence made a big impact on everyone at the concert, including Keith himself.
Keith dedicated his hit song “American Soldier” to Frizzell, but changed it to “American Warrior” and then followed that up with “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),” before letting Frizzell take the mic. Frizzell talked about his service throughout the three wars before saying how proud he was to be an American, following up with “God bless America.” And even Toby Keith himself couldn’t hold back the tears.