When Corporal Alex Haworth returned from to his North Olmstead, Ohio home, it was not before going through myriad difficulties. Haworth is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, and his return home was delayed substantially by a stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, his injuries stemming from a suicide bomber’s attack. While three of Haworth’s friends perished in the attack, the Northeast Ohio native recovered from his injuries stateside.
But sometimes when it rains, it pours. Not only did Haworth have to overcome devastating injuries, but the home he previously purchased for his family was in complete disrepair. With seemingly no other option on the table for the young veteran and his growing family, it was up to the North Olmstead VFW to step in to help a brother in arm in need.
Check out the video below to see the outstanding efforts of VFW Post 7647 to support a young man who served his country and was awarded a Purple Heart.
The continuing, tragic story of Nichelle McKnight, an Air Force Reservest, who, along with her son Jaden, was murdered, has shown not only how a tragedy can bring a community together, but also how a community can pay back one of its members. The local VFW chapter, Huber Heights #3283, already paid for McKnight’s funeral, but the Post has stepped up in a huge way, also putting the money forward to cover the cost of a bronze headstone.
Dayton’s Fox Affiliate, WRGT 45, has more on this tragic story, coming to a sensible close thanks to McKnight’s fellow veterans.
NOTE: The video is not embeddable but can be viewed at the link above. We will work to get it on the site ASAP.June 17th, 2014