What an amazing, generous Marine!
Roy Drinkard, a 95-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran, was shocked after gunman Muhammad Abdulazeez opened fire on an armed forces recruiting station and a Navy Reserve installation, killing five U.S. servicemen.
In the wake of the July attack, Drinkard, who owns a building that houses a military recruiting center in Cullman, Alabama, used his own funds — to the tune of $33,000 — to have level four bulletproof glass installed in his building.
Drinkard, the president and chief executive officer of Drinkard Development Inc., said he made the decision after the attack. That’s much more than President Barack Obama has ever done to protect our troops.
On Thursday, workers completed the installation of the three-inch thick polycarbonate glass, which can withstand the impact of 7.62mm rounds — the caliber fired from AK-47 rifles.
According to Marine Corps Times, Drinkard served in the Corps from 1943 to 1945 and left as a private first class. He hopes that owners of other buildings that house recruiting stations will take similar measures to protect our troops, since most are not allowed to arm themselves on American soil.