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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Out of Ugliness Comes Man's Beauty.

Jacqueline in Texas sent in this story. Be careful when reading it. The room might get a little dusty...

Community, Marines rally around vandalized war hero
HOUSTON -- Community outrage over the teens who trashed and burglarized 93-year-old Elbert Wood’s home earlier this week has turned into something positive.

The decorated World War II veteran returned home from a doctor's appointment Monday morning to find his house in shambles. The burglars had spray-painted everything from furniture to walls and windows.

Okay. That's the ugly. Police caught the two boys - one of which is year older than my son. I would consider it a deep, personal failure if TheBoy ever committed an act even one tenth as heinous as this one. However, there was something beautiful there, as well:
Forty marines and an army of contractors showed up at his house to help with repairs.

"We appreciate your service and from one Marine to another, we have your back," said one Marine.

Damn, if it didn't get just a little dusty in here just then...

Semper fi, Marine.

That is all.

10 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Damn Allergies.

Stretch said...

No dust but someone just popped a CS canister in here.

Andrew said...

Semper fi and semper Texas.

Dirk said...

Helps restore just a little faith in humanity, that does.

rebecca ritchie said...

I wish everyone was half as "family" oriented as these Marines. Good job, folks.

Dave H said...

Thanks for reminding us what semper fidelis means, Marines. Well done!

Teke said...

Jay what is missing from this report is that one of the big calls to help this individual came from a local talk show host Michael Berry What is being done by Houston Locals to help this man goes far beyond just the Marines. They are doing a great thing along with all the individuals and businesses.

What you won't see in your link is who the big name starting this off was. Why because the local media doesn't like him because he isn't a raging liberal.

Wraith said...

Those little punks need some Singapore justice. I volunteer to swing the cane...

Sabra said...

I would consider it a deep, personal failure if TheBoy ever committed an act even one tenth as heinous as this one.

And that's why he won't. The kids who did this have parents fully wrapped up in themselves and most likely either unaware or uncaring of what their offspring are up to.

Larry Shertz said...

oorah!!!!