Thanks to the collaborative efforts of TXU Energy, Operation FINALLY HOME, Mishler Builders, the Dallas Builders Association and FC Dallas, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Jerry Holcomb and his family received the keys to their custom-built, mortgage-free home this month.
It was less than one year ago at the FC Dallas’s 2015 4th of July celebration that Sgt. Holcomb and his family received life-changing news about their new home. Even more surprising was that this home would not only be custom-built for their needs, but would also be mortgage-free thanks to Operation FINALLY HOME, a national non-profit that works to provide homes to our country’s veterans. TXU Energy is honored to be a part of the effort to give this American hero a home to call his own by helping to provide appliances for it.
Sgt. Holcomb joined the U.S. Army in 2001 and during his 13-year career with the Army he served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. It was in Afghanistan where he was first injured when two separate grenades exploded nearby. A short time later, a blast threw him from his guard tower, extending the depth of his injuries. Since retiring from the Army in November 2014, Sgt. Holcomb has been awarded two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Star Medals, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal and an Iraq Campaign Medal for his service.
It is by partnering with organizations like Operation FINALLY HOME that we are able to make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families. Energy Future Holdings, Luminant and TXU Energy are home to many veterans and active reservists, and throughout the years, we have been recognized for our work with veteran-owned businesses. We will continue to give back to this community and invite you to follow our progress.