Skip to comments.World War II Veteran Assaulted While Defending Flag at His Home
Posted on 07/24/2017 8:03:20 AM PDT by Enlightened1
Howard Banks heard a noise outside his home and went out to investigate. Banks is legally blind. With his limited vision, he observed someone taking down the American flag flying outside his Kaufman, Texas, home, CBSDFW reported. The incident occurred on July 11, shortly before his 92nd birthday.
Because of prior acts of vandalism, Banks decided to defend his flag. Previous vandals shredded his American and Marine Corps colors.
“They could see me. I couldn’t see them,” Banks told the CBS affiliate. “I turned and looked in the other direction, and about then – ‘wham!’ They knocked me down.”
The attacker quickly fled as neighbors came to his aid. His efforts thwarted the attack on his flag, but a “God Bless All Police” sign had been thrown to the ground.
“It’s the one thing I can cling to. Yet at my capacity, there’s not much I can do. But I can honor our flag,” he told the reporter.
Banks received multiple bumps and bruises from the assault. Assaulting the elderly is a felony in Texas. “I am durable. I can take it,” he said.
The Kaufman Police Department responded to the incident stating, “We are doing everything in our power to find the suspects that committed this cowardly assault and bring them to justice.”
They praised the veteran as an American hero who joined the Marine Corps at the age of 18 to fight in the war against Japan. He survived battles in Iwo Jima and other Pacific Theater locations.
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Thank you, Mr. Banks. I am deeply ashamed that we have let America become such a place.
Wow. What a story. God bless that man.
When the attacker is caught, he/she/it will say that flying the U.S. flag is a form of racist microaggression.
And the mainstream media will buy it. But a Texas jury won’t.
It’s the MSMLSD that cause incidents like this including other anti-American attacks by liberals.
They need to look at the local college or university for the perp(s)......................
Nah. My guess is they should look at the day labor crowd at Home Depot.
I don’t think the illegals would be so activist or radical. They want to keep a low profile, usually..............
Find the scum and grind them into the dirt!
We all know only Leftist scum that would do this to a Veteran. It’s disgusting!
You’re right. This is leftist scum.
Howard Banks, this Veteran (and Marine and Navy Dad) salutes you, your service, your bravery, and your defense of our very fine American Flag.
If I ever see something like this I will follow one of these pricks and KILL him/her.
Now tell me I will go to jail.
The flag needs to go back up...with regular and infrared cameras watching everything. Let’s see who comes back to do this crap again.
That, and having a few vet-friendly locals nearby to watch out for the safety of this senior and his property.
Between the 2, this won’t happen again...and there may be some element of justice.
When they catch the “rats”, the punishment options needs to be given to Mr. Banks for his choicein the form of a baseball bat, a Colt 911 or a pit full of Texas rattlers, prison would be too easy.
When they catch the “rats”, the punishment options needs to be given to Mr. Banks for his choicein the form of a baseball bat, a Colt 911 or a pit full of Texas rattlers, prison would be too easy. Stand proud Marine!!!!
They need to hunt this perp down and put him in the hospital for a year
The people who did this are democrats... that needs to be said...
I doubt there are laws that will do these thugs justice...courts would have to go to laws about treason and that would send the ACLU and other anti-Americans into orbit and also burden the taxpayer and add to our already over crowded prisons.
Treason requires and wall and a bullet.
“I dont think the illegals would be so activist or radical.”
More likely a “Dreamer”.
Civilization is held together by the noose.
Absolutely the scumbag was a registered Democrat.....
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