News and Stories

Co-Founder Dale Beatty will be featured on Military Medicine: Beyond The Battlefield

October 25, 2016

Airing November 9th on PBS, Military Medicine: Beyond The Battlefield is a documentary reporting on the science and technology that is saving and changing the lives of America’s Service Members. It is hosted by ABC Journalist Bob Woodruff and features Dale Beatty.

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Colorado Front Range Chapter is helping a Vietnam Veteran

October 20, 2016

In conjunction with Home Depot’s Celebration of Service, the Colorado Front Range Chapter is giving a Vietnam Veteran a long overdue thank you. With the help of Team Depot, this Veteran’s backyard is being re-landscaped and some rooms inside his home are being painted.

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Charles Harris

Charles grew up in Winnsboro, SC. Although he was drafted into the U.S. Army, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, his desired branch. After completing boot camp at Parris Island, he completed more training at Camp LeJeune, then to Okinawa, Japan, Camp Pendleton San Diego and finally to Danang and Quang Tri, Vietnam. The year […]

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James Jones

James grew up in a family devoted to serving their country. His Grandfather served in World War I, his father served in World War II and his Uncle served and is missing in action (MIA) in Korea. After that lifelong exposure to the meaning of service, James understood call of duty, enlisted and completed his […]

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Robert Sasso

Robert joined the U.S. Army in 2008. He was in law enforcement with the Leon County Florida SWAT Team and also worked with the Sheriff’s Department before heading off to basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He always wanted to be a soldier, perhaps because both his father and his grandfather also served in the […]

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Jackie Drakeford

Jackie Drakeford enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps December 2, 1965, and he comes from a family of military veterans. His three brothers served in Vietnam the same time as Jackie, and they didn’t see each other for over 4 years. He did his basic training at Parris Island, went for advanced infantry training at […]

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Ryan Foote

Ryan has always known that at some point in his life he would join the military, most likely the Army, because he wanted to do a job that was tough and dangerous. His Dad served in the Navy. Ryan is the youngest of six children and saw all his brothers and sisters go into either […]

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Roger Melville

Roger Melville enlisted in the US Air Force wanting to serve his country. He comes from a long line of military men, including his father, who served in Korea, grandfather in WWI, and two uncles in WWII. Roger started his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, and was later based […]

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Meet the Co-Founders

John Gallina and Dale Beatty joined the North Carolina National Guard in 1996. During their service to our nation both Gallina and Beatty had the opportunity to respond to calls from the Governor of North Carolina to help victims of Hurricane Fran and Hurricane Floyd. It was through those experiences that they gained their humanitarian […]

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Operation: Veteran Home Renovation

Purple Heart Homes is proud to present Operation: Veteran Home Renovation. Purple Heart Homes is partnering with participating credit unions to identify older Veterans who need a ramp, grab bars, railings, a clean yard or a fresh coat of paint on the inside or outside of their homes. Credit unions will raise the funds needed […]

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Your Dollars at Work – Lauren Hogan

October 10, 2016

On December 21st, 2004, Lauren was wounded in the single deadliest suicide attack on U.S. forces throughout the Iraq war. A suicide bomber disguised as an Iraqi National Guard Soldier detonated an explosive vest in the crowded chow hall tent during lunch time killing 22 people and injuring 72 others. She received a Purple Heart […]

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Read Our 2016 Fall Newsletter

October 7, 2016

Read the 2016 Fall Edition of Purple Heart Homes Connections

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