Marines Surprise WWII Veteran

Marines Surprise WWII Veteran

Watch as Marines surprise this World War Two veteran.

When Marines arrived in Port Everglades for Fleet Week, the local sheriff informed them that there was a true war hero who lived nearby, and that he had a very particular problem the Marines might be able to help him with.

The man was a Marine aviator who piloted planes in World War Two and had over a hundred combat missions in the Korean War. Captain Robert “Woody” Woodbury needed help with something that may sound small, but that was very important to him. He needed the old and worn American flag he had flying in his front yard replaced.

Captain Woodbury could barely believe it when Marines from the Expeditionary Strike Group brought over a flag that had actually been flown on a US ship that very morning. After saluting the new flag he said that he was “flattered beyond comprehension” and that he was “really red, white, and blue”.

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27 Responses

  1. Olipog141 says:

    I’m British but I still find this very wholesome

  2. Robert says:

    Robert “Woody” Woodbury seems amazing. Hope he is doing well.

  3. tim smith says:

    Outstanding gentleman, thank you for taking care of a fellow devil dog. Semper Fi

  4. George Coull says:

    Woody saved a lot of asses! The smile on his face is priceless! 🇺🇸

  5. S. Basgic says:

    I’m so proud of our American Heros!! Semper Fi, my brothers!

  6. RK NINE says:

    Interesting how everything patriotic always has a meaning behind it. For example, the flag flown on that actual ship that he served during the Korean War.

  7. Tyler H. says:

    Amazing story, thank you for your service Woody, and the rest of you fine Marines, amazing men that deserve a thanks from the nation.

  8. Sheldon says:

    we need more people like him who value the flag.

  9. sewak gill says:

    This is the kind of respect ✊🏼 we have to show and share with every single veteran 👏🏽👏🏽🙏🙏

  10. Uncommon Sense! says:

    I’m British, and am moved to see those young Marines show levels of respect you’ll be hard pressed to not be moved by.

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