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 Villarreal and his wife Jessica. The organization provides mortgage-free homes to veterans disabled by the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I can’t believe this is happening right now,” Villarreal said. “It’s a dream come true. I can’t wait for us to get to move in and enjoy it. It means a new beginning. A new start. It will get us back into the rotation of our lives again and giving us a little more cushion to do what we want.”
Villarreal was gravely wounded in 2008 by a roadside bomb which exploded near his truck in Afghanistan.