Pearl Harbor survivor forced to remove fencing gets help

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Residents of a Broomfield mobile home park say their management company is making their lives difficult.

One of those residents is a 95-year-old World War II veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Roland Danford is now in the middle of a much different battle.

“I don’t think it’s a very fair deal,” Danford said.

Management at Front Range Mobile Community recently gave residents a five-day notice to remove their fencing around their homes.

A notice cites lease agreements outlining strict fence dimensions.

Residents said the lease agreement provisions have not been enforced in decades. But Danford and his neighbors are being expected to move their fencing out or pay to have it done.

“We saw the story,” good Samaritan Joan Pallone said. “We were moved and we said, ‘Let’s go help this guy.’”

Longtime Broomfield residents Joan and Al Pallone met Danford Sunday and promised to remove the fence for free or alter it to the mobile community’s satisfaction.

“If it doesn’t have to come down, we’ll fix it and make it even better,” Al Pallone said.

“That makes me feel wonderful, it sure does,” Danford said.

The deadline for the fences to be removed is Tuesday. The Pallones said they will be hard at work Monday making sure Danford is taken care of.