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92-year-old WWII veteran attacked trying to defend US flag

5 years 4 months 4 days ago Monday, July 24 2017 Jul 24, 2017 July 24, 2017 6:07 PM July 24, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KTRK

KAUFMAN, Texas - A 92-year-old Marine veteran has been injured while trying to defend the U.S. flag outside his Texas home.   

Howard Banks fought in World War II and was left legally blind by a flare on Iwo Jima.

After hearing noises outside his Dallas-area home earlier this month, Banks says he went outside and found someone trying to pull his flag down from its pole. The would-be thief knocked him down before running off, and neighbors rushed to help. Banks was left with bumps, bruises and a twisted knee.

Police are investigating.

Meanwhile, fellow Marine veterans from Honor Flight Austin visited Banks at his home Sunday and offered him a free trip to Washington, D.C. to express their appreciation for his service.

Click HERE to see the full report from KTRK.

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