Watch: VFW 7647 Builds House for Wounded Vet

Cpl. Haworth and his daughter (courtesy 19 News)

Cpl. Haworth and his daughter (courtesy 19 News)


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.


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