Veteran Stories

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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Read Our 2017 Spring Newsletter

March 27, 2017

Read the 2017 Spring Edition of Purple Heart Homes Connections

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Nashville Young Professionals Host Fundraiser for Purple Heart Homes

March 22, 2017

A group of young professionals out of Nashville, Tennessee, will be launching a black-tie fundraiser called The Iris Ball. Proceeds from this event will be allocated toward forming a Middle Tennessee Chapter for Purple Heart Homes. Read the full article below:

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3rd Veteran Home To Be Completed in Denver, NC

Purple Heart Homes, a proud member of the 555 Charity, is excited to participate in the building of a new home for a Service Connected Disabled Veteran. On Friday, March 31st, 2017, 555 Charity held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for their 3rd home located in Denver, North Carolina. A Veteran will receive a newly constructed home in […]

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James Darby

James enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965. He completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, SC, and his advanced training for helicopter mechanics at Ft. Eustis, VA, where he graduated first in his class as an instructor. He only taught one class before he received his orders to ship out to Vietnam. James was […]

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Jesse Gladney

Since Jesse was a Boy Scout, he realized how much he loved peace and protecting people, which is why he joined the U. S. Army National Guard in April 1987. He did his Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Jesse deployed to Iraq in 2003 with the 178th Combat Engineers, where he was based at […]

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Donate A House To Help A Veteran

There are many ways to support Purple Heart Homes and the Service Connected Disabled Veterans we serve. Becoming a volunteer, making a donation, and sharing our story with family and friends are all great ways to get connected. However, did you know that you can make a donation of a house or property you own? […]

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William Carlin

Mr. Carlin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966.  He completed his boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, then to Camp Geiger, North Carolina, for motor transport training where he was assigned to B Company 2nd Med at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Shortly after that, he was reassigned to motor transport at Camp […]

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Threse Marshall

Threse Marshall served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1991. She did her basic training at Recruit Training Center Orlando in Florida. She was stationed in Puerto Rico at Naval Air Station Roosevelt Roads. Her assignment was with the squadron VC-8 Redtails as an Aviation Machinist Mate performing maintenance on aircraft engines and aircraft […]

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