While serving in Iraq, Sergeant David Roca earned many awards, including a Bronze Star with a distinction for valor for saving his commander’s life in battle.
But the decorated wounded veteran recently received one more award — the keys to a new mortgage-free home courtesy of Operation Finally Home!
Sgt. Roca retired in 2008 after a traumatic brain injury cut his combat career short. He continues to suffer effects from his injuries while raising three children as a single father.
But his life just changed, thanks to Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit organization that provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to American military heroes and the widows of fallen soldiers.
“This home enables them to live without a mortgage so that they can spend the money they might spend on a mortgage on education or in other ways to help them move forward with their lives,” said Operation Finally Home Construction VP Lee Kirgan.
Watch this inspiring video as Sgt. Roca and his three children explore their beautiful new home.
Sgt. Roca left college to join the U.S. Army but says he plans to invest the money he will save on mortgage payments on finishing school and saving for his children’s education and future.
Thanks to Operation Finally Home, Sgt. Roca and his children now have a home base where they can create memories and work toward a bright future! Three cheers for new beginnings and second chances!
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Nancy Graham Russell Thank you for your service. May you and your children enjoy many years of happiness in your new home.
Jean Valley That really is wonderful and may god bless you and the future and many prayers as you live each day Amen
Debbie Minister THIS is the most amazing thing I’ve read/watched in along time.THIS THIS is how all soldiers vets should be treated.Anything they need should be provided without questions,The same with their families if they are lost in battle.If they can put their life on the line for us,then the least we can do is make their lifes easier.This is one post that not only made my heart smile it danced.FREEDOM ISN’T FREE.Someones child fights for us.THANK YOU to all who serve from the bottom of my heart
Debbie Minister SGT ROCA wishing you and your beautiful family endless happiness/laughter n love.Thank you for your selflessness.