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Meet Bruce Messer

Bruce was born in Columbus Ohio and raised In Darbydale Ohio. Bruce selected the Army because growing up he always enjoyed playing in the mud and wanted to be the boots on the ground.  During a helocast in the middle of winter, he over-rotated on his jump, causing him to belly smack onto the ice-cold […]

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Meet Jeff Ward

Shortly after high school in 1994, Jeffrey Ward enlisted in the Marine Corps. His basic training took place at MCRD San Diego and his infantry training was completed at Pendleton, CA. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. For a time he was discharged for humanitarian reasons until the event of 9/11. After which he joined […]

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Meet Erik Thompson

Erik Thompson cames from a long line of military men dating back to the Civil War. His great grandfather served in the Calvary during WWI and both of his grandfathers served in WWII; one as a horse veterinarian and the other as a tank commander during the Battle of the Bulge. Erik enlisted in the […]

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Meet Harold Bell

Harold Bell was drafted into the Army in 1966 during Vietnam. He had his basic training at Fort Campbell, KT and then his specialized training in motor transport operations was completed at Fort Huachuca, AZ. Harold was stationed at a Missile Base in San Rafael and was in D Battery as a Battery Courier; running […]

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3rd Annual Dale Beatty Memorial 5K

On Saturday, February 29th, Purple Heart Homes hosted its 3rd Annual Dale Beatty Memorial 5K Run at Eleven Lakes Brewing in Cornelius, NC. We were joined by 150 awesome supports who came out to run for us despite the cold that greeted us when we arrived. The event was a great success! We have a […]

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