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In July, Texas Tech sponsor Under Armour partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to create the UA Freedom initiative to support our nation’s military and public safety heroes. The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services

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Villarreals get keys to first of Lubbock’s mortgage-free houses for injured veterans

Instead, just before noon Tuesday, Anthony and Jessica Villarreal stepped gently, almost reverently, across the threshold of their new home in North Pointe, absorbing the reality of the gift from the West Texas Home Builders Association and other donors across Lubbock.

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“Operation Finally Home” comes just in time for Villarreals

Congressman Randy Neugebauer, Texas Tech Coach Tommy Tuberville and plenty of others saluted a Lubbock “Wounded Warrior”, who returned from the war on terror with extensive disabilities. “Operation Finally Home” handed over the keys to a new home to Retired Marine Corporal Anthony

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Lubbock veteran gets a new home with Operation Finally Home

A Lubbock marine injured in the line of duty, and his family, received a huge surprise on Wednesday. “Operation Finally Home” gave 24-year-old Antony Villarreal and his wife an opportunity to rebuild their lives with a new home. In 2005, the

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‘Finally Home’ house for injured vet won’t be last, home builders say

The “Operation Finally Home” house under construction at North Point for an injured Marine Corps veteran and his wife is not going to be a one-time venture, the president of the West Texas Home Builders Association said Monday morning. “I don’t

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2014 Homes for Heroes Winner

In the past three years, as part of Lubbock Homes for Heroes, the West Texas Home Builders Association has given homes to three soldiers who were injured in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, McMahan said, the group decided to

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Lubbock Homes for Heroes Dedicates 2013 home to Shawn Walton and Family

Born in Lubbock and raised by his grandparents, Shawn Walton finished high school early in order to enlist in the United States Army. Shawn was greatly influenced by his grandfather to join the military, but it was ultimately the bombing on

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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New 2015 Homes For Heroes Recipient To Be Annouced

Lubbock Homes for Heroes in partnership with the West Texas Home Builders Association is proud to announce the 2015 recipient of a new mortgage free home at this Wednesday’s luncheon (February 11th). The luncheon to be held at Scottish Rite’s Learning

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