13 Aug '17, 1am

“It’s hard to believe that someone would do this for us,” World War II veteran Bob Goolsby said https://t.co/b3gmsVvOtx

“It’s hard to believe that someone would do this for us,” World War II veteran Bob Goolsby said https://t.co/b3gmsVvOtx

The trees the Goolsbys planted at their North Austin home decades ago now tower over them. While they once climbed some of them to trim, the couple, now in their 90s, has needed help to maintain the exterior of the home they’ve lived in for about 45 years. On Friday morning, World War II veteran Bob Goolsby, 95, and his wife, Jewell, 93, sat on their porch watching about 60 community volunteers work on exterior home improvement projects as part of a partnership between the city’s veterans service office, Home Depot, the Austin Police Department’s Explorers Program and Honor Flight Austin. “It’s hard to believe that someone would do this for us,” the veteran said. Bob Goolsby served as an Army medic in North Africa and Italy from 1941 to 1945. He’s among an estimated 855,070 remaining WWII veterans in the country, according to the nonprofit organization Honor Flight Austin....

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/95-year-old-world-war-ii-...

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