Marines help veteran whose home was vandalized

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:35:48 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 07:57:48 PM CST

Jan. 22, 2013: A World War II veteran is overwhelmed by the amount of support he's received since his home was targeted by vandals. Camille Williams reports.


A 93-year-old World War II veteran was touched to see his fellow Marines at his side Tuesday, the day after his home was targeted by vandals.

Elbert Wood returned home from a doctor's appointment Monday morning when he found his home burglarized.

He said he was blown away by all the generosity he's received from the community.

Radio talk show host Michael Barry pulled the Marines together, along with some contractors, to help make repairs to Wood's home.

As for the vandals, police have arrested two teens, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old.  They have been charged with burglary of a habitation.

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.

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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