Veteran Stories

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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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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