A week earlier, the family of the Austin, Texas man, who was born in 1906, discovered that a large sum of money was drained from his account, USA Today reported. It appears that a thief accessed Richard Overton’s Social Security number and checking account number. The money was used to purchase savings bonds with Treasury Direct. There were several deductions from the account over the past year, according to Volma Overton, who noticed the debits on June 27. Bank of America, the Austin Police Department and federal authorities are continuing their investigations. “Everyone wants to get to the bottom of this. I don’t think it’s going to be long before we know,” Volma Overton told the Dallas Morning News.

Money in Richard Overton’s GoFundMe account, which exceeded $444,000 on Sunday, was untouched in the theft. The family launched the fund-raising campaign in December 2016 to help pay for the 24-hour, in-home care that he needs.

Overton turned 112 on May 11. He served as a marksman in a racially segregated unit while stationed at Pearl Harbor and Okinawa, Japan. The former soldier continues his lifestyle, which includes smoking 12 cigars a day and drinking whiskey.

Firefighters Rescue Man Having Heart Attack, Then Return To Finish His Lawn

On Sunday, Gene Work received the final four palettes of sod that he would need to place in his yard before he received a hefty fine from a homeowner association. As is typical for a July day in Florida, it was extremely hot and humid. When Gene started to feel sick, he went inside, probably in the hope of cooling down. He then collapsed on the couch. His wife, Melissa, immediately called 911. Gene was experiencing a massive heart attack, yet while he was in and out of consciousness, he was worried about the grass he needed to replace, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Sod releases nitrogen, which heats up the roll it often is delivered in, causing it to die as soon as 12 hours after it’s harvested. While it can live longer in colder temperatures, Gene, who pawned his favorite gun to buy the sod, knew that the exposure of the July heat would quickly kill the grass. The family would not be able to afford new sod in time to make the homeowner association deadline; to add to the stress, Melissa would be undergoing an expensive procedure next month for a bone marrow transplant.

Melissa wrote on Facebook: “While he was having his heart attack, literally in and out of consciousness, he kept begging me to figure out the sod and have it put down because he didn’t want it to go to waste and die. I calmed him and kept saying ‘Jesus will help us. It’s OK. Jesus will figure this out, babe.’” As Pasco County Fire Rescue transported Gene and Melissa to the hospital, Gene’s brother, Mark Rouco, stayed behind to replant the sod. Rouco was working when he saw two emergency vehicles return to his house. Initially, he thought they were checking on him, but then the seven firefighters informed him they were there to help with the yard.

The team of eight men replanted the turf in just an hour. Melissa wrote: “They saved his life, dropped him off and then cared enough to save our GRASS!!  They didn’t know our HOA was going to fine us. They didn’t know that this guy’s wife (Me) is about to fight for my own life during my bone marrow transplant next month. They didn’t know that my husband pawned his favorite gun to pay for the sod that he thought was going to die. They didn’t know all we have been through as a little family. They simply saw someone in need, something in need and did this for us. This wasn’t in their job description.”

Gene, who had significant blockage in his carotid artery and had to have stents placed, is now recovering at home. His wife should also be thanked; if she had waited much longer to call an ambulance, her husband might not have made it, according to doctors.

Gene and Melissa Work are hoping that they can find the firefighters who did this for their family so they can thank them in person for their kindness.