Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Neighbors heard complaints about Vietnam veteran's yard, so they took care of it...and him

Neighbors step in to help disabled veteran when he needed it most

WSB 2 Atlanta
By: Berndt Petersen
Updated: Apr 30, 2019

WOODSTOCK, Ga. - A handful of Cherokee County neighbors have spent three days helping a disabled Vietnam veteran whose large yard had grown out of control.

Managing a very large lawn can be a challenge no matter what your age, but when you're 80, some say forget about it.

"It's so easy for people to fall behind and let things get out of control,” said Joe Ward.

Last week, Ward hopped on a local social media site and read complaints about the condition of a neighbor’s property near Woodstock.

Instead of joining in, Ward told Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen that he went over and met the owner -- a disabled veteran of the Vietnam war.

“He was loading brush on his own. He's 80 years old. He was wheezing and having a great deal of difficulty with a massive task ahead of him. And no one offered to help him," Ward said.
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