June 9, 2015

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Ludington has shown its love for U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. (ret.) Eric Lund, helping create his new Helping a Hero home and celebrating it with him Monday afternoon through a dedication ceremony.

The event provided an opportunity for people to say thanks, Lund’s family to the community and community members and lawmakers to say their thanks to Lund. 

Helping a Hero national ambassador Lee Greenwood sang his appreciation with his famed “God Bless the USA.”

With American flags flying and Lund by his side, the Greenwood song had the hundreds of people in attendance singing along and feeling, well, downright patriotic. provided $125,...

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Ludington, state, fellow veterans show love for Sgt. (ret.) Eric Lund at home ceremony
June 4, 2015

By PATTI KLEVORN | News Editor |[email protected] |


Sgt. (ret.) Eric Lund is settling into his new home in Hamlin Township. There are some finishing touches being completed this week — landscaping, closet hooks, pantry shelving, decoration — but it’s ready, and he’s happy to be home. 

“I love it,” he said. 

It was never a question he wanted to be back in his hometown. 

“I have family here and I missed the water,” he said. 

He spent two years going through surgeries, healing and in rehabilitation in San Antonio, Texas, after the loss of his arms and other serious injuries from...

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Glad to be home: Sgt. Eric Lund, local wounded warrior, is grateful for community support; open house Monday, June 8 with Lee Gr
June 3, 2015

ATLANTA -He went to Iraq for our country, but Specialist Chuck Fuller came home a different man and suffers PTSD and needs a cane to get around.

More than a year of planning went into this home, hundreds of volunteers, tens of thousands of donations all came together to build his house.

They describe it as a place as healing and joy for an American soldier. 

Veteran gets a new home
June 3, 2015

WSB-TV – Atlanta

SMYRNA, Ga. — A metro Atlanta Army specialist is enjoying his first day in his new home, thanks to volunteers.

“This is awesome. We never expected anything like this. It's amazing," said Spc. Charles Fuller as he received the key to his brand new home.

Fuller said the house is a dream come true, not just for Fuller, but also for the couple who came up with the idea in memory of their daughter, Dana Walters.

Walters died in 1994 from cystic fibrosis.

“Today, standing in front of it, and knowing that my child would be looking down on it, and saying, ‘Yes, mama, that's the right thing to do,’ I get goosebumps," said Karen Walters, Dana’s mother....

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Injured Army specialist receives new home, Lee Greenwood performance
May 15, 2015

Adkins Elementary School students and staff celebrated Armed Forces Day by welcoming a military veteran who knows the meaning of service, Staff Sgt. Johnnie Yellock II.

Staff Sgt. Yellock, who retired from the U.S. Air Force after sustaining leg injuries in Afghanistan, spoke to Adkins Aviators about his experiences in the military as well as the importance of service of all types – service to others, for instance. That dedication to service is a goal Staff Sgt. Yellock said he constantly strives to maintain.

“With both my parents having been in the military, I had a pretty good idea that I also wanted to enlist and serve,” he said. “Being in the military taught my parents values...

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Adkins Celebrates Armed Forces Day with Military Hero


To the brave men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedom, we salute you.

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