To Those Who Have Served Our Country, Happy Veteran’s Day!
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Rebuilding Together OKC would like to share stories of veterans we have served in recent years.
Mr. Noah – WWII and Korean War
Mr. Noah served as a second level gunner loading 35 pound ammunition into missiles on his ship during WWII. After World War II, Noah returned home and finished high school. Unfortunately less than a year later, Noah was called to New Orleans to join forces for the Korean War. Between the two wars, Noah spent six years of his life on a ship fighting for our country. Read more about Noah’s experience in the Navy and what Rebuilding Together OKC was able to do for this veteran!
Mr. Jack – Panama
In 1970, Mr. Jack enlisted in the military. Months later, Jack was sent to serve in Panama as a tele-typist where he encoded messages. “I was always raised that the least any young man or young lady, that is of age, could do is to give two years of life to serve their country,” Jack said. Continue reading his story to see how Rebuilding Together OKC gave back to this veteran!
Mr. Herbert – Korean War
Mr. Herbert is a Korean War veteran who served in Korea and Germany. He was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division. Unfortunately, due to deteriorating knee joints Mr. Herbert was bound to a wheelchair. Read his story to learn what Rebuilding Together OKC accomplished to make his home more wheel chair accessible!
Show your support for the troops this Holiday season with this Dog Heroes at Home Christmas ornament. Sears will donate $1 from the sale of this item to Rebuilding Together, up to a maximum donation of $60,000. Item is available in Sears stores and on sears.com!