Several Marines surprised a World War II veteran with a brand new American flag for him to display outside his home.
Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group 2 surprised 93-year-old World War II and Korean War Marine aviator Capt. Robert “Woody” Woodbury at his Florida home in Fort Lauderdale on May 3.
The Marines who replaced his old flag for a brand new one were in town for Fleet Week Port Everglades and were told by a local sheriff that Woodbury was in need of his American flag being replaced.
The flag had been flown on the USS New York earlier that day.
Woodbury was extremely surprised when the Marines showed up at his front door.
“I’m really red white and blue. I’m so pro-American,” he said. “I’m a Marine… Ooo-Rah.”