DuPage County veterans find solace in homeless shelter
In his time working at Midway Airport, Steve Morton saw the likes of Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead and the current owners of the Chicago Tribune. He got Christmas presents from Oprah. He even almost worked up the courage to shake the hand of a hero, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man on the moon.
Morton's six years of experience in the Army as a helicopter weapons system repairman helped him on the job, but a back injury and 15 years of working outside in Chicago weather eventually took their toll.
"I was kind of at a dead end," he said. "I wasn't going anywhere quick."
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