92 Year Old Supports Troops by Pirating DVDs

John Piper always talks about not wasting your life in retirement…is this what he meant?

“It’s not the right thing to do, but I did it,” says a 92-year-old man from New York who has become something of a folk hero to the soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq who have been on the receiving end of thousands of DVDs he pirated for their use. “If I were younger…maybe I’d be spending time in the hoosegow.”

He has not kept an official count but estimates that he topped 80,000 discs a year during his heyday in 2007 and 2008, making his total more than 300,000 since he began in 2004. Postage of about $11 a box, and the blank discs themselves, would suggest a personal outlay of over $30,000.

In all honesty it’s hard to feel like he should be punished. Gotta love his dedication.

(via [H])