WWII veteran attacked during flag theft at his home

24 July, 2017, 23:46 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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Banks is legally blind, so he couldn't see what the suspect did next.

He said on July 11, the day before his birthday, he heard someone outside his house trying to pull his American flag down.

After hearing noises outside his Dallas-area home earlier this month, Howard Banks said he went outside and confronted someone trying to steal or damage his flags.

"I walked out, hanging onto the railing and stepped down". Vandals had previously shredded his United States and Marine Corps flags and thrown them in a ditch.

Because of prior acts of vandalism, Banks chose to defend his flag. "I couldn't see them", Banks told the CBS affiliate. When he got outside to investigate and turned to the sound of the vandals' direction, they hit Banks and knocked him down.

The would-be vandal ran off and Bank's neighbors went out to help the injured Marine. He was determined not to let that happen again.

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Banks has numerous bumps and bruises.

But he said that can't stop him from his life's mission, to honor veterans who sacrifice and serve.

Bank, a WWII veteran of the Pacific front survived Iwo Jima, is not deterred by the injuries, defending the flag is "the one thing I can cling to".

"I think we all had that same feeling, that that flag was our identity".

Banks didn't hear the suspect's voice, so he doesn't know if the person was a man or woman. "It is a symbol of what we stand for as a beacon of hope for liberty in this world, and if you can't respect that, then we don't really want you here", said Jernigan.

The 92-year-old risked his life serving the country during World War II to protect the flag in worldwide territories.

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