Veteran beaten in the Bronx by group of 5

PARKCHESTER, the Bronx — A Bronx man in his 70s who survived the Vietnam War and beat cancer is again fighting for his life after being beaten by five men on Wednesday.

The victim, Willie Boyd, had an altercation of some sort late Tuesday over money and called the police, family members said. An hour later, his door was broken down and he was attacked.

A neighbor found Boyd in the hallway, with blood staining the floor. The attack was caught on surveillance camera.

"He doesn't deserve this," one of his daughters said. "He's in critical [condition]. His brain is gone."

His children are offering a reward of $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the attackers.

"I just want to tell the people involved that if there's any decency in your heart, if you have any remorse in the slightest way for doing this, just come forward," said William Boyd, one of the veteran's sons.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).