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Veterans group helps fellow Vietnam veteran get new home

Published: Jun. 15, 2015 at 9:55 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2015 at 10:10 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Multiple veteran groups in Savannah have come together to help a Midway Vietnam veteran who was living in deplorable conditions.

Team Savannah for Veterans, along with the Bridging the Gap organization, joined together to help Pete Hoak, whose home was falling apart around him. One man has even taken him in as they work towards getting the new home.

“I moved him in with me and since then, he has been at my home,” said Robin Spry, Team Savannah for Veterans member.

Pete's home was not healthy nor was it safe.

“The conditions were: the bathroom had fallen through, the ceiling was leaking, no appliances, no heat, no air...” said Spry.

So, Spry got him out of there and decided to raise the money for a new home. Pete is forever grateful for what is coming.

"Lord help me live to see that day. I am looking forward to it. I appreciate everything these guys have done for me,” Pete Hoak said.

The old home will be scrapped and a new trailer will be put in its place. It will be a complete turnaround once the project is finished. Spry says he hopes to have the opportunity to do more things like this.

"I don't think anyone should have to live in those conditions, especially someone that went to war for us, to help us with our freedoms,” Spray said.

"I was in the Marine Corps. I spent 18 months in Vietnam. I have seen stuff that I didn't want to see, and that is all I am going to say about that,” said Spry.

That is all he had to say to stand up and help Pete.

"He is a very proud person. He doesn't want to accept any type of help, but he needs help and that is what we are here to do.”

Team Savannah for Veterans and Bridging the Gap need your help to make this happen.

to donate to Pete's Go Fund Me page.

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