Veteran Stories

Robert Stokes

Detecting honesty in people can be a difficult task. However, if you hear U.S. Marine veteran Robert Stokes say, “I love my country. I live in a free country, and I was proud to fight for our country,” you know with absolute certainty that he is telling the truth. Mr. Stokes enlisted in the Marines […]

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Robert Mortland

If Robert Mortland had not been drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he would have enlisted himself. His father and two brothers all served in the military, and Robert wanted to continue the family tradition. An Illinois native, Robert completed his Basic Training in 1953 at Camp Chaffee in Arkansas. He trained […]

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300th Veteran Project Completed

November 9, 2017

In November of 2017, Purple Heart Homes completed its 300th home project since forming in 2008. The project, which was part of the annual Operation Veteran Home Renovation campaign, involved a home renovation for two veteran brothers who both served in Vietnam. Read full press release below:

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Organizations Gather for 1st Annual Veterans Aging Summit

Purple Heart Homes, in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) and the National League of Cities (NLC), and with support from The Home Depot Foundation, hosted the 1st Annual Veterans Aging Summit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Friday, October 20, 2017. The summit brought together thought leaders from across the […]

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