Veteran Stories

Keith Walls

Born and raised in West Virginia, Keith Walls has always taken the act of service seriously, both inside and outside of the military. Keith was drafted into the Vietnam War as a Marine back in 1971. Aside from the Draft, Keith cites that his inspiration for serving our country came from John F. Kennedy’s words: […]

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Jacob Anthony

Jacob Anthony grew up in Arkansas and made his initial career playing minor league baseball. After the events of 9/11 took place, Jacob felt as though he needed to do something more. He didn’t feel like he was giving anything back by playing baseball; he wanted to do something that would put him in the […]

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June 15, 2017

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Reuben Edwards

After having a disagreement with his father about whether he should go to school or get a job, Reuben Edwards decided to enlist in the U.S. Army to serve his country during World War II. Mr. Edwards completed basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, before shipping out to Japan and specializing as a Fire Fighter. […]

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Wells Fargo Employees Help Purple Heart Homes During Day of Caring

June 6, 2017

Close to 30 employees from Wells Fargo volunteered their time on Saturday, June 3rd, to assist Purple Heart Homes with cleaning out their new office and warehouse buildings. Read full article below:  

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Roger Hardy

Roger Hardy grew up in North Carolina wanting to follow in the footsteps of his father, an Officer in the U.S. Army, who served for two tours in Vietnam. Roger claims, “I wouldn’t have felt complete if I didn’t serve.” Well, it turns out that Roger did a hefty amount of service. He joined the […]

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George Hite, Jr.

George Hite, Jr. has a remarkable story about commitment, answering to a higher calling, sacrifice, and everlasting love. Although unable to express himself due to dementia, George’s wife, Christine, is his spokesperson. She is highly articulate and uplifting. Shared by Christine, enclosed are highlights of their story: George Hite, Jr. entered the US Army in […]

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Sheila Douglas

Sheila played in the band at her high school and loved marching on the field in her uniform. It was this experience, along with encouragement from her father, a WWII Veteran, and her brother, a Vietnam War Veteran, that inspired her to enlist in the U.S. Army. Both men spoke highly of the Army’s structure […]

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Robert James, Jr.

Robert James, Jr., who prefers to go by the name Robbie, recalls hearing the stories that his grandfathers shared of their fathers who served in World War I. His grandfathers felt the need to serve, so they fought during World War II. Robbie’s entire family has deep roots in all branches of the military, from […]

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Diana Treviño

Despite the fact that Diana Treviño grew up with a father who had served in the Navy for 32.5 years, the thought never occurred to her to join the military until after she graduated from high school. After fumbling through college and having odd jobs, the realization came to her after having a conversation with […]

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New Denver Home Being Built For Disabled Veteran

April 10, 2017

Purple Heart Homes, along with Hearts and Hammers, Patriot Military Family Foundation, and Charlotte Bridge Homes, who collectively make 555 Charity, partnered with H.E.A.R.T.9/11, the Denver Fire Department, and Team Depot in order to build a new house for a local Service Connected Disabled Veteran. Read the full article below:

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March 27, 2017

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