92-year-old blind war veteran attacked by flag vandals

92-year-old blind war veteran attacked by flag vandals
Image: KDFW video screen grab

[Ed. – It is cowards like these that brave men like this fought to defend.]

Police in Kaufman (Texas) are looking for those who hurt a 92-year-old legally blind veteran while trying to vandalize his flags.

It happened last Tuesday in the 300 block of West Seago Street. The victim, Howard Banks, said he heard noises coming from near the flagpole in his front yard so he walked outside to find out what was going on.

“I try to salute my flag every morning,” he said. “I come out, hold on to my railing and salute my flag.”

Someone then pushed Banks from behind, causing him to fall to the ground. Others later found Banks on the ground, helped him up and called the police. Thankfully he suffered only minor injuries.

Banks says the vandals didn’t touch his U.S. Marine Corps flag but did toss his ‘God Pless All Police’ sign across the yard.

He told responding officers that his flags have been vandalized in the past. Someone reportedly cut them down, shredded the American flag and threw the U.S. Marine flag in the ditch, but he never reported the crimes.

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