Louis Flores, 2012 Homes for Heroes Recipient

2012 home recipient, Louis Flores was born in Lubbock, Texas on September 5, 1983 and raised in Plainview. During his high school years two defining events occurred in his life; Louis was introduced to his future wife Olga and America was attacked on 9/11. Flores consistently had two goals that shaped his life choices. The first was to become a doctor and the second was to serve his country in the United States Army following in the footsteps of his father. Flores started at Texas Tech University only to find that higher education cost seemed to put his dream of becoming a physician out of reach. He quickly decided to follow his second passion to serve in the Army. On April 1, 2003 Flores began serving his country in the United States Army. After completion of his basic and advanced training, he married his Plainview sweetheart, Olga Mireles and they began their lives together. Shortly thereafter Olga gave birth to their son, Gabriel Rey Flores who is now seven years old. During Louis’ service in Alaska, Olga and Louis took custody of his second youngest sister-in-law who was having trouble back in Texas. They always had a heart for service. Flores

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2012 WTHBA Homes for Heroes Video

Watch the story of Army Specialist, Louis Flores. Flores was deployed to Northern Iraq where he served as a medic. Having been involved in multiple IED explosions, Louis always ran to the aid of a fellow soldier and innocent civilians. The trauma and explosions have resulted in a brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), leaving Flores struggling with his emotional health and mental stability. See the video here.

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2011 WTHBA Operation Finally Home Video

Watch the story of Marine Cpl. Anthony Villarreal who sustained injuries in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb exploded near the vehicle he was riding in on a mail and water delivery run in June 2008. The 2004 Coronado High School graduate lost part of his right arm and several fingers from his left hand, and he was severely burned in the blast. See the video here.

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Lubbock Homes for Heroes Dedicates 2012 home to Specialist Louis Flores and Family

A local organization providing homes for some disabled veterans will hold a dedication ceremony this week. Lubbock Homes for Heroes will dedicate a home in the Bacon Crest subdivision to go to Specialist Louis Flores, a local war hero, on Wednesday, February 1st at 11 a.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be retired Surgeon General of the U.S. Army Dr. Bernard Mittemeyer, who also serves as chief of urological surgery at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Specialist Flores served as a medic in northern Iraq and was involved in multiple IED explosions, in addition to helping those wounded in suicide bombing incidents. After his return, Flores, a Plainview native, was diagnosed with a moderate brain injury and had difficulty dealing with the trauma he encountered during his service while continuing his studies at Texas Tech. A flag flown over the U.S. Capitol on September 11th, 2011 will be presented to Flores, and State Representatives John Frullo, Jim Landtroop, and Charles Perry will present a resolution honoring the Flores family. The house has been built and donated by local builders and subcontractors of the West Texas Home Builders Association, in partnership with Texas Tech Athletics. The home will also

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