Dad of vandalism suspects apologizes to WWII veteran

Published On: Jan 24 2013 10:56:47 AM CST
Elbert Wood

The father of two Houston teens police said are responsible for burglarizing the home of a World War II veteran has offered an apology to the 93-year-old man.

On Monday, Elbert Wood returned home from a doctor's appointment when he found his home burglarized and vandalized.

The father, Jose Gonzales, said he would like his 14-year-old and 16-year-old sons to help with clean up.

On Tuesday, radio talk show host Michael Berry pulled Marines together, along with some contractors, to help make repairs to Wood's home.

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.

He told Gonzales that he wants to make sure the teens don't do something like this again.

Photos: Veteran's house vandalized

Published On: Jan 21 2013 06:54:37 PM CST

Two teenagers are accused of spray-painting walls and furniture inside a 93-year-old World War II veteran's home, and police say that paint helped them identify their suspects.

Veteran's House 1
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