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Tennessee Veteran Receives Keys to New Home Courtesy of Partnership Between Operation FINALLY HOME and LP Building Products
Afghanistan and Iraq veteran U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luke Van Dorston recently received the keys to his new custom-built home in Arrington, Tennessee. Operation FINALLY HOME, in partnership with LP Building Products, local Nashville builder Carbine & Associates, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks and the Kings’ Chapel Community where Van Dorston’s house was built, all supported the construction of this new home.
Operation FINALLY HOME is a 501(c)(3) organization that honors wounded, ill and injured veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new custom-built, mortgage-free homes.
Van Dorston is a decorated combat veteran with deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq. Van Dorston flew over 140 combat missions, was involved in over 64 direct action raids and directed 194 Close Air Support missions. As a result of these missions, Van Dorston suffers from severe PTSD and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011. Van Dorston and his wife, Abby, have a two-year-old son named Brooks.
“Our country’s safety and freedoms are protected by soldiers like Luke Van Dorston,” said Rick Olszewski, executive vice president for sales and marketing with LP Building Products. “Providing a home for Luke and his family is a small token of gratitude from us here at LP.”
LP Building Products (LP) served as the lead product sponsor for this project. The home in Arrington is one of six Operation FINALLY HOME builds LP and American Country Countdown have committed to support. Kix Brooks surprised the Van Dorstons with the news about their new home from the Nashville CMA Music Festival in June 2013.
For more information about Operation FINALLY HOME, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.
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