CEDAR HILL, TX (WWBT/KXAS) - A veteran in Texas is upset after he says a Chili's manager took away his free meal on Veteran's Day.
U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker, 47, of the Dallas suburb Cedar Hill, was served a meal on Veteran's Day as a part of the restaurant's "free meal to Veterans" promotion. He finished his food and was getting ready to leave, and that's when the trouble began, according to KXAS.
Walker told KXAS he believes "an elderly man wearing an American flag shirt and Trump sticker" told the manager Walker was not a Veteran because he was wearing his cap inside and therefore should not receive the free meal.
Walker also became angry when the manager questioned the authenticity of his service dog, despite having tags and a red service vest. The manager then took his to-go-meal.
On Sunday, Walker posted Chili's response to his Facebook page, which reads:
Walker told KXAS all he was hoping the manager to say was, "I see your ID, I see your DD214, and I respect you as a soldier, and as a man and as a customer."
Walker served in the Army's 25th Infantry Division from 1987 to 1991.
He said he reached out to an attorney, who plans to meet with Chili's corporate on Monday to discuss the matter.
Click here to see the report from KXAS.
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