Denver7 viewer makes special gift for veteran

Posted at 11:48 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 01:48:43-05

Denver7 told the story of a World War II veteran last week.

John Wells survived Iwo Jima and has shrapnel in his body from that battle.

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A viewer saw our story and wanted to do something for the veteran.

Dean Glorso drew a sketch for John and his family. Glorso says it's to honor him.

"He's a hero of mine and I wanted this to be documented," he said.

The drawing's called "First Flag" and shows John at the top of Mount Suribachi.

John never made it to the top because he was wounded.

Glorso served in Vietnam.