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WWII Vet Getting Booted From Home of 50 Years After Complaining About Sewage Problem


“Just leave me alone and let me live out my life”

(Photo: CBS/DFW)

Sam Hendrix has lived in the Southward Mobile Home Park in McKinney, Texas for nearly 50 years.

“I’ve lived here since 1963,” he said, suppressing tears as he explained it's where he and his wife lived until she passed away sixteen years ago.

But now, the 88-year-old World War II veteran may be forced out by the building's owners, and says he's not sure where he'll go.

CBS11 relates [emphasis added]:

The problem began when raw sewage overflowed right behind his trailer.‬ “It stinks!” he said. ‬

So he says he had to sleep on his sofa in the living room.‬  His bedroom was off limits.‬ “All the mess was right outside these windows. I tried to sleep right here, but it was impossible.”

He says he repeatedly called the property manager to fix it, but never heard back.‬  So Hendrix reported it to the city of McKinney.‬

He thought the problem was solved when the property manager fixed the leak.‬  Three weeks later, Hendrix received this notice terminating his lease– and must move out be out by December 1.‬

CBS has more on the story, including an interview with Hendrix:

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