Veteran Stories

Jasper Perry

Having a grandfather who served during World War I and a father who served during World War II, it was only natural that Jasper Perry joined the military to serve during the Vietnam War. Jasper enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after attending college in 1963. He wanted to make sure that he received his […]

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Paul Carpenter

Having a father, four brothers, and a brother-in-law who all served in the military was inspiration enough for Paul Carpenter to enlist in the U.S. Navy. Paul told us. “If you didn’t go to college, you went into the military. Serving in the military was one of the best opportunities I gave myself.” In 1979, […]

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Vincent Valles

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Vincent Valles joined the Arizona Air National Guard in 1965. In his own words, he told us, “It was my duty to serve.” Vincent completed Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and then proceeded to do his technical training in Amarillo, Texas. He served […]

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Purple Heart Homes is a Featured Partner of Givz

On August 15, 2018, Givz published a nation-wide press release announcing their featured partnership with Purple Heart Homes. Givz, the only technology platform that facilitates “Giving Made Smart™”, eliminates donation friction by making it the easiest, fastest, smartest and most fun way to donate to nonprofits across the United States.  

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Purple Heart Homes Launches 3rd Annual OVHR Campaign

On August 7, 2018 Purple Heart Homes officially kicked off the third annual Operation Veteran Home Renovation campaign in partnership with the National League of Cities, a number of mayors and city officials, city financial institutions, Area Agencies on Aging, local contractors and The Home Depot Foundation. August 7 is significant for this kickoff because it’s Purple Heart […]

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Antonio Rangel

Antonio Rangel was just ten years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. His three brothers all served in the military, one of whom was wounded during the Normandy landings. By the time he was 20 years old, Antonio was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. The California native completed Basic Training at Fort […]

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Thomas Pressley

In 1951, Thomas Pressley was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War. The South Carolina native completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, before making his way over to Korea. Thomas served in the 75th Field Artillery Battery C and earned the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars during Active Duty. He […]

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