- Thursday August 2nd, 2012 :: 03:33 a.m. PDT
Compton Sheriffs salute local 3 time Purple Heart Marine Corps recipient.
Four weeks ago while sitting at home having dinner with his wife and children, Sherman Watson answered a knock at the door. Much to his surprise, the person at the door was none other than George Oliphant, the host of "George to the Rescue". George had great news for Mr. Watson; a nationwide search for a veteran deserving of the show's accolades landed him at Mr. Watson's door step.
Sherman Watson served his country for approximately 6 years in the United States Marine Corps having deployed three times to the Middle East. During each tour he earned a Purple Heart Medal for his unwavering bravery in combat situations. Andrew Scerbo, producer of the show, said what made this story very special was that Corporal Watson returned to the Middle East despite having suffered injuries during each Middle East deployment. He added that the show will air in October 2012.
During the renovation of his Compton home, Mr. Watson and his family were relocated to the Luxe City Center Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The "George to the Rescue" renovation team had two weeks to remodel and upgrade the Watson's home. Volunteers from, Team Rubicon, Got Your Six Veteran Hunters Project and neighbors joined together to complete the renovations.
On Friday July, 27, 2012, Compton Sheriff’s Station provided an escort from the hotel to the home for the viewing of the home. Upon arrival, the family was joined by hundreds of neighbors, family, friends and Marines from Camp Pendleton to celebrate the remodel and commemorate his service to the nation. The ceremony included a sobering moment as the “Halls of Montezuma” was played while the Marine Corps flag was raised on a flag pole.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department gives thanks and praises to Corporal Watson and his family for serving our nation and his bravery.
LASD - Compton Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
301 South Willowbrook Avenue
Compton, CA 90220
Sergeant Vince E. Plair