Heroic World War II Veteran Elwood ‘Woody’ Snell stopped by ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ Friday to celebrate his 100th birthday live on-air; discussing everything from his youth on an Ohio farm to his daring missions in the skies over India and China.
“We have a very special guest today, Elwood ‘Woody’ Snell. Today is his 100th birthday, born July 27th 1918, raised on a farm in Ohio, and was a hero who fought in WWII for this great country,” said Sean. “Woody, thank you for being with us, and happy birthday! Did you ever in your life think you’d make it to 100 years old.”
“I never thought about it, I just kept plugging along. When I get to 99 I got to wondering about it, I thought maybe I’d make it,” joked Woody.
“You grew up on a farm in Ohio, graduated from high school, then you went to fight in WWII, tell us about it,” asked Hannity.
“I didn’t go to war to fight a war, I went to learn how to become an airplane mechanic, I thought that was a coming thing in this world then the war came along,” said Snell.
Listen to the heartwarming interview below:
A NEW LOW: Veteran Forced to Sell House After Being Fined $100 Per Day for US FLAG
An Air Force Veteran living in Florida sold his house after the local homeowners association fined him $100 per day for displaying a 17” American flag in a flower pot on his lawn, reports the Washington Post.
According to the Post, the HOA deemed the flag an “unauthorized object” on his front porch and had to be removed.
This is such a disgrace 😠 Larry Murphree is a proud veteran and should be treated as such! Good for him for showing his national pride! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/hotGbe8qHG
— Thrifty Sue (@thriftysues) July 8, 2018
“After filing a lawsuit in federal court, Murphree came to an agreement with the HOA that he could continue to fly the flag, only to discover a few months later that the HOA had made a new ordinance to remove his flower pot. He also discovered they were using money from his HOA dues to pay off his ‘unauthorized object’ fees, causing him to fall far behind in the dues. With foreclosure imminent, Murphree decided to sell his house three years ago,” writes the Washington Examiner.
“It just dawned on me there’s people that strap on a gun every day to protect me and the people I love. It’s a small flag, but it stands for a big thank you,” said Larry Murphree.
“He’s probably lost . . . hundreds of thousands of dollars of his retirement money, not to mention the time he’ll never get back from having to fight this battle,” said his attorney.
Read the full report at the Washington Post.
AMERICAN HERO: Disabled Veteran REFUSES AWARD from 'Tainted' NFL Team
“Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation,” Wells said.
“I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it,” he added.
The NFL has been struggling to regain its footing following weeks of players choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.
The ensuing controversy gained national attention when President Trump called for a total boycott of the NFL until officials and owners require players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’