November 7-13, “American Heroes” week on ESPN, will feature salutes to America’s active service members and Veterans. Several specials will air during the week. In Charlotte NC ESPN employees and Purple Heart Homes will be honoring Home Town Heroes with a Veterans Day salute.
Purple Heart Homes is expanding through the formation of chapters. “We are committed to improving Veterans lives one home at a time” says Dale Beatty, Purple Heart Homes Co-founder and Strategic Development Officer. “We are excited to welcome our 10th chapter in Northeast Ohio and have several more in various stages of organization.” Read about […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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