Army Sergeant First Class Brian Livingston, his wife Erin and their four children were welcomed into their newly renovated, mortgage-free home in Buckeye, Arizona on February 28.
The home was gifted in partnership between Building Homes for Heroes and Chase Bank.
Surrounded by family, neighbors, and the contractors and vendors who worked on the home, the Livingstons walked into their new home with a mixture of joy and disbelief, their faces full of smiles and tears.
Army Sergeant First Class Mitchell Melott joined the military because he had a desire to serve his country. He enlisted out of Los Angeles, California in July of 1990 and was honorably discharged in April of 2012.
In 2008, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded as Sergeant Melott dismounted his vehicle to check a previous blast location. During this time, his left leg was crushed by the door of his vehicle, he sustained two broken collarbones, severe facial lacerations and he was shot twice in his front