HOUSTON -- It was a moment weeks in the making: 93-year-old Elbert Wood returned to his home that was rebuilt through the kindness of strangers. “This is purely community effort, from the new grass to the new roof,” radio host Michael Berry told the crowd that gathered in northwest Houston. They offered up a hero’s welcome for Wood, a decorated World War II veteran. Tuesday’s homecoming was a stark contrast to when he returned home from a doctor’s appointment last month to find his home burglarized and vandalized. Link repaired by staff
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Old Army Vet, 2/13/2013 9:20:51 AM (No. 9173835)
What should happen won´t. The two little darlings that did this will be given a slap on the wrist. What should happen is that they should get disciplined by their father and made to pay for the entire amount that it costs to repair the damage that THEY DID. I don´t care how long it takes them to pay. Garnish their pay for the rest of their lives. The victim is a veteran, he deserves better.
No. 5, me too! I recently lost a great uncle who was 92 - also a WWII army vet. He was a retired farmer & rancher. A quiet, dignified man who did his duty for his country when he was called. He was lucky enough to live in his own home in the country with relatives nearby, who helped around the house & also took care of him in his final illness. God bless our vets!
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on fire, 2/13/2013 10:36:23 AM (No. 9173988)
And this veteran had just lost his wife a few weeks before this happened!
I think the community Our local DJ, Michael Berry put out a request for people to help and the radio station went wild with people calling to contribute and volunteer rebuilding. It´s still nice to hear him mentioning the groups on the radio that took time. Sometimes what goes around, comes around - in a good way!
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