Dad of vandalism suspects apologizes to WWII vet

Published On: Jan 23 2013 06:04:19 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 23 2013 07:03:19 PM CST

Jan. 23, 2013: The father of two teenagers suspected of vandalizing a 93-year-old World War II veteran's home says he wants his sons to help make repairs. Camille Williams reports.


The father of the two teens police said are responsible for burglarizing the home of a World War II veteran offered an apology to the 93-year-old on Wednesday.

On Monday, Elbert Wood returned home from a doctor's appointment when he found his home burglarized and vandalized.

The father. Jose Gonzales, said he would like his 14-year-old and 16-year-old sons to help with clean up.

On Tuesday, radio talk show host Michael Berry pulled Marines together, along with some contractors, to help make repairs to Wood's home.

Wood, who's also grieving the recent loss of his wife, said he's been amazed by all the support and generosity from people he didn't even know.

"I'm just amazed that there is so much kindness in this part of the country," said Wood.

He told Gonzales that he wants to make sure the teens don't do something like this again.

If you would like to donate money to Elbert Wood, head to Amegy Bank and tell them you would like to make a deposit into his account.

If you would like to offer some help to Wood, send an email to Wood's son, Matt, at


Photos: Veteran's house vandalized


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