Perspective: Black WW II Veterans came home only to be denied the right to own homes. This did not happen until 1955. Have you ever treated someone with Alzheimer's? 24 / 7 care. How much would it hurt the bank's bottom line to sell the house when he dies? Johnnie Hodges, 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran, Evicted From His Home On A Stretcher.
NEW YORK: Johnnie Hodges failed to pay his loan because he amassed debts of up to $73,000 for the care of his wife, who had Alzheimer's disease.
After a nearly two-hour standoff, police took Hodges out of his Humboldt Parkway house on a stretcher so they could bring him to VA Western New York Health Care System to have his mental health assessed. The elderly veteran said nothing as he was carried into the ambulance, Buffalo News reported.
The crew from real estate company Extraordinary Properties began emptying his home and putting away his belongings in boxes after the ambulance left.
M&T Bank rented four storage units for Hodges' belongings. It paid the first two months of storage fees and said the rest of the cost will be shouldered by Hodges' family.
Hodges served on a troop transport ship in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during World War II. He had been living on Social Security at the time of his eviction, according to Buffalo News.
Hodges was evicted two days before the anniversary of his wife Flora's death.