Sgt. Eric Carver, whose home was burglarized and torched, returns home

Sgt. Carver was deployed to Africa with the Air National Guard when his house was torched.

Sgt. Carver was deployed to Africa with the Air National Guard when his house was torched. (2/25/13)

PATCHOGUE - The Long Island soldier who had his Patchogue home burglarized and torched returned home recently after serving a tour in Africa.

Sgt. Eric Carver was deployed when officials say Harry Fleishman burglarized Carver’s home and burned it just days after Christmas.

After the fire, Carver’s neighbor, 10-year-old Thomas Roach, sprung to the rescue, donating his Christmas money and organizing bake sales and donation drives to help Carver rebuild. In all, more than $10,000 has been raised.
 

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