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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 two Bronze Medals during Active Duty. He earned the rank of Private […]

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Arthur Keller

Arthur Keller watched his father serve in the U.S. Army and spend four years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  After witnessing the valor put forth by his father, Arthur was to enlist in the Army as well. In 1965, during the mist of the Vietnam War, Arthur completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson […]

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Jimmie Perkins

If you ask Jimmie Perkins what his reason for serving his country was, he’ll tell you, “I’m patriotic and I felt that I could serve my country well!” Having an older brother who served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War added to his motivation as well. Jimmie made the decision, like his brother, […]

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Read Our 2018 Summer Newsletter

July 24, 2018

Read the 2018 Summer Edition of Purple Heart Homes Connections

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Charles Kee

Charles Kee entered the U.S. Marine Corps while the draft was taking place during the Vietnam War. Not much time passed before Charles fell in love with his uniform. He told us, “The United States wouldn’t have its freedom if nobody fought for it.” In 1966, Charles completed his Basic Training at Parris Island, SC. […]

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Construction for House #4 in Denver, NC, Underway

Purple Heart Homes is working with our fellow partners in 555 Charity once again to build a new home for a Service Connected Disabled Veteran in Denver, North Carolina. Construction began in May 2018 with completion estimated for November 2018. Support from the local community and beyond is already making a positive impact on the […]

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Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Donates to PHH in a BIG Way

From Memorial Day through Labor Day in 2018, Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is partnering up with 1065 The End and The Woody & The Wilcox Show to support Purple Heart Homes in a BIG way. The dealership will donate $100 to the Purple Heart Homes mission with every new 2019 Ram 1500 they […]

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James Voss

First and foremost, James Voss enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1996 to serve his country. The education opportunities that came along with serving in the Army appealed to him as well. The Tennessee native completed Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA, before returning to his home state to be stationed in the town of […]

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Clifton Greer

Clifton Greer was 26 years old and married with two children when the Gulf War broke out. The poor state of the economy at the time, his patriotic sense of pride, and father’s 23-year career in the U.S. Navy motived Clifton to join the Navy as well. Naval Station Great Lakes is where Clifton completed […]

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Frank McGinnis

While many military personnel were drafted into the Vietnam War, Frank McGinnis volunteered his service straight out of high school. His father served as a Master Chief in the U.S. Navy for 31 years, which inspired Frank to serve in the Navy as well. Frank enlisted in the Navy in 1972 and completed Basic Training […]

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