Veteran Stories

Robert Stokes

Detecting honesty in people can be a difficult task. However, if you hear U.S. Marine veteran Robert Stokes say, “I love my country. I live in a free country, and I was proud to fight for our country,” you know with absolute certainty that he is telling the truth. Mr. Stokes enlisted in the Marines […]

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Robert Mortland

If Robert Mortland had not been drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he would have enlisted himself. His father and two brothers all served in the military, and Robert wanted to continue the family tradition. An Illinois native, Robert completed his Basic Training in 1953 at Camp Chaffee in Arkansas. He trained […]

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300th Veteran Project Completed

November 9, 2017

In November of 2017, Purple Heart Homes completed its 300th home project since forming in 2008. The project, which was part of the annual Operation Veteran Home Renovation campaign, involved a home renovation for two veteran brothers who both served in Vietnam. Read full press release below:

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Organizations Gather for 1st Annual Veterans Aging Summit

Purple Heart Homes, in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) and the National League of Cities (NLC), and with support from The Home Depot Foundation, hosted the 1st Annual Veterans Aging Summit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Friday, October 20, 2017. The summit brought together thought leaders from across the […]

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Eric McMurren

Having been born at Fort Bragg and coming from a family where all of the men served in the U.S. Army, it should come as no surprise that Eric McMurren chose to enlist in the Army himself. Eric enlisted in 1985 and completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Throughout Active Duty, Eric […]

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Read Our 2017 Fall Newsletter

October 2, 2017

Read the 2017 Fall Edition of Purple Heart Homes Connections

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Pamela Corr

When she joined the U.S. Air Force in 1992, Pamela Corr’s original desire was to get out and see the world. It didn’t take long for that desire to develop into serving the country and working with her fellow troops. Pamela completed Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and continued […]

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Hattiesburg Veteran Honored Through Operation Veteran Home Renovation

September 13, 2017

Purple Heart Homes’ second annual Operation Veteran Home Renovation (OVHR) is underway with support from the National League of Cities and The Home Depot. Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is one of six cities that are participating in OVHR. U.S. Army Veteran Jerry Holliman of Hattiesburg, who needed repairs to his home, was honored for his 40 years […]

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David Holland

William “David” Holland was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966 to serve in the Vietnam War. He completed his Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and got married to Bobbie, his amazing wife, before going to Fort Gordon, Georgia, for Advanced Training. Active duty stationed David in Vietnam during the earlier part of […]

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Bill Mullis

70-year-old Boyd “Bill” Mullis was inspired to serve in the military by his seven uncles and father who all served during World War II. More specifically, Bill wanted to serve as a Paratrooper just like his father. In 1965, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War and completed Basic Training […]

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Jerry Holliman

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Jerry Holliman followed in the footsteps of the rest of the men in his family and joined the military. Most of them enlisted in the U.S. Navy, one of them enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, but Jerry was the only one to enlist in the U.S. Army. Instead […]

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Colorado Front Range Chapter Uplift Life of Navy Veteran

The Purple Heart Homes Colorado Front Range Chapter continues extending their reach to local Service Connected Disabled Veterans. The President of the Chapter, Diana Fleming, had this to say about one of their Veterans: “There are times when what’s not said speaks more than what is said. My interview with Joseph Brown for this project […]

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