A group of Georgia firefighters fighting a blaze at the home of a Vietnam veteran went above and beyond the call of duty, going back into the home to save a flag the man had received before heading off to fight in Vietnam.
Via BizPac Review:
Firefighters in Georgia did more than their duty when they saved something precious for a veteran.
Don Pruitt was given a Georgia state flag before he went off to fight in Vietnam, and he has held on to that memento ever since, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.
But he nearly lost it when his home caught fire Wednesday after it was struck by lightning.
Firefighters battling the blaze ran back inside Pruitt’s home to rescue the flag and medication he needed [sic] to fight Parkinson’s disease and cancer.
Watch the news report of the firefighters heroism…
While saving the flag, the firefighters also managed to get some of Pruitt’s medication which he desperately needs to combat Parkinson’s.
A GoFundMe page has been started to help aide the vet, his wife, and his two teenage boys recover from the fire which destroyed their home.
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