Veteran Stories

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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Roger Young

In March of 1999, Roger Young enlisted in the military as a 19D Cavalry Scout and would soon be leaving for basic training in Kentucky at Fort Knox. Roger comes from a large family of three older brothers and two older sisters. One of Roger’s brothers served in the U.S. Navy and his dad served […]

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Joshua Dickey

Joshua Dickey had the opportunity to attend Auburn University on a full scholarship for track & field and football. However, after the events of 9/11 took place, he decided to enlist in the Army where he could still receive an education while serving our country. In 2001, Josh completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC. […]

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Blanca Davila-Pabon

The year was 1989. Blanca Davila-Pabon yearned for more independence from her family, the opportunity to travel all around the world, and the skills to grow as an overall person. With all of this in mind, it made perfect sense for her to enlist in the Army. Upon completion of Basic Training at Fort McClellan, […]

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Jose Sanchez

When asked what his reason was for serving our country, Jose Sanchez will tell you, “I love my country, and when I am needed to protect Her from foreign and domestic enemies, I will stand to be called because so many Americans take our freedom for granted.” The Upstate New York native served for over […]

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Michael Yost

When Michael Yost was getting ready to graduate from high school, he was also trying to decide how he could help people and still go to college at the same time. He knew that there was a way to do both, so he decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2005, Michael completed […]

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Shawn Nelson

With his father having served in the Army Special Forces, Shawn Nelson grew up with the Army culture instilled in his childhood home in Durango, Colorado. In Shawn’s words, he was “groomed for the job” to serve in the Army one day. Shawn enlisted in the Army in 1994. He completed Basic Training at Fort […]

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