This brave 92-year old man, who salutes his American flag every day, likely accomplished more in his life by the time he was 19 years old than the punk who knocked him down, after he tried to stop him from stealing his flag…

A 92-year-old World War II veteran was pushed to the ground as he tried to stop a vandal taking his American flag hanging on a flag pole in his yard.

The veteran salutes the flag everyday in honor of the country’s servicemen

Howard Banks, who is legally blind, was prompted to investigate after he heard someone pulling down the flag outside his Kaufman, Texas home.

Banks said: ‘I walked out, hanging onto the railing and stepped down. That must’ve startled them.

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Watch WWII veteran Howard Banks tell his story here:

‘They could see me. I couldn’t see them. I turned and looked in the other direction, and about then – ‘wham!’ They knocked me down.’

The would-be thief ran off, without the flag, but they did toss his ‘God Bless All Police’ sign across the yard.

Watching neighbors rushed in to help Banks who suffered a twisted knee and has numerous bumps and bruises however he says ‘I’m durable. I can take it.’

Banks, who was 18 when he enlisted in the armed forces and fought in the battle of Iwo Jima, Japan during World War II, says he salutes the flag everyday while clutching the railing for support. –Daily Mail

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