World War II Vet home vandalized - HoustonSubmitted by Nick Doty on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 13:36
Yesterday my wife's grandfather had his home burglarized and spray painted by teenage thugs in Houston. He is a 93 year old WWII Marine veteran that earned a purple heart living alone in Houston. His wife recently passed away and he still drives himself around. Locally here in Houston people are organizing to help anyway they can with monetary or labor donations. Michael Berry a local radio host has organized people to help out at his home this afternoon. I've heard over 40 marines have volunteered to help.
If you would like to help in any way whether it is emotional or otherwise it would be deeply appreciated. His name is Elbert Wood. He lives in NW Houston at 5005 Viking Dr if anyone locally would like to show up today.
UPDATE: Michael Berry and about 60-80 supporters showed up to help along with about 25 Marines. Grandpa will be put up somewhere while the contractors donate him a complete renovation of his home. One man offered to build him a deck in the back yard. The patriot guard biker group stopped by to offer help. People have been very supportive. A group of Marines are also taking him to the WWII Memorial in DC in March.