Last week, 90-year-old World War II Navy veteran Johnnie H. Hodges was evicted from a place he has called home for over 60 years.

According to, Hodges was taken from his Humboldt Parkway residence on a stretcher after an almost two-hour standoff that began when a U.S. marshal and Buffalo police showed up to evict him. The home was foreclosed on by M&T Bank.

Four years ago, he defaulted on a mortgage handled by M&T. He had spent most of his money caring for his wife, who had Alzheimer's disease and had amassed debts of more than $73,000."

After he left, a large crew carried cardboard boxes inside to begin removing property from the home. Several Western New Yorkers had tried to help, but it appeared to be to late.

The house was sold at foreclosure in January 2014. In December 2013, Hodges had been sent a notice of the upcoming sale, and he didn't appeal the decision.

Since the foreclosure, the bank delayed Hodges' eviction at least three times."

You can read the full story here. I guess the only positive was the bank was more than willing to allow him to get his things. I understand that isn't as good as staying in his home. A sad story either way.

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