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Army Staff Sergeant Dennis Hollimon

Army Staff Sergeant Dennis Hollimon enlisted in the Army in 2000 out of Jacksonville, Florida because he wanted to serve and protect his country while creating a better future for himself.

It was in 2009 when Staff Sergeant Hollimon was traveling on a mission when his convoy was ambushed by gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades. He took a direct hit that removed his left arm, and would later require a full amputation. He also suffers from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Matheson

Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Matheson was inspired to join the military following the September 11 terrorist attacks. His daughter celebrated her first birthday the following February and he went to the recruiter’s office the next day. He started basic training in May of 2002, continuing a long family tradition of service.

Army Sergeant Benjamin Decker

Sergeant Benjamin Decker enlisted in the Army for multiple reasons; a show of patriotism, as a way to support his family, and to follow a line of family members who served in the military. He joined in Salem, New Hampshire in 1998 and served through 2010.

Sergeant Decker served in Iraq for a 16-month period (2007-2008) during the surge. He was in close proximity to numerous IED blasts and rocket attacks. Sergeant Decker, a chaplain's assistant with 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, served as a bodyguard for the chaplain.

Building Homes for Heroes gifts five mortgage-free homes in six days!

It is with great honor and holiday spirit that Building Homes for Heroes announces the following home giftings across the country during the time frame of Nov. 16 to Nov. 21:

• U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal William Ventura – Nov. 16 in Selden, New York

• U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Arnaldo Silva – Nov. 16 in Leesburg, Florida

• U.S. Army Specialist Alberto Diaz – Nov. 19 in Orange Park, Florida

• U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared Kauffroath – Nov. 19 in Gilbert, Arizona

A new home for an Army Staff Sergeant

In front of many friends and supporters, Army Staff Sergeant Giovanna Moreno was gifted a mortgage-free home in Kissimmee, Florida on November 2.

Staff Sergeant Moreno, whose 15-year service included a four-year deployment to Iraq, endured many life-threatening experiences throughout her military career, including exposure to small arms fire and an IED explosion, which led to several physical and psychological injuries, such as back and shoulder pain, migraines and PTSD.

Engility Supports our Veterans!

Thank you to Engility Corporation for hosting their 3rd Annual TVETS Charity Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Building Homes for Heroes on Oct. 26, which raised $20,000 for the future home of USMC Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Claude in Long Pond, Pennsylvania!

Advance Auto Parts, GE Silicone II volunteer at home for Iraq War veteran

More than two dozen volunteers helped put the finishing touches on the backyard for Army Staff Sergeant Sharon Clark, who will be gifted a mortgage-free home from Building Homes for Heroes in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The volunteers were from two of Building Homes for Heroes’ biggest supporters: Advance Auto Parts and GE Silicone II. Advance Auto Parts is Building Homes for Heroes’ top cash donor, having donated $6.5 million over five years. GE Silicone II donates 50 cents to Building Homes for Heroes for every tube of GE Silicone sold.

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