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Military Family gets new home for free!

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Updated: 12/16/2009 7:38 am
A local military family is honored for their sacrifice with a brand new home.    

The Hamilton family got their first look at their new home Tuesday. It's a gift from Mayor Peyton and the nonprofit group, the Shield Foundation. It's part of the "Homes for Veterans humanitarian program."

The Hamilton's are a big family. They have 5 kids ranging in age from 1 to 9. Their parents are both in school full time and working. They've been living in a cramped up little trailer but now they have a new home. "We were amazed at the size of it," said Louis Hamilton.

Four bedrooms two bathrooms and even better it was donated to the disabled vets. "It's a blessing, a burden off our shoulder. How many people get a house for a family of seven," said Louis Hamilton. "Its been tough but its exciting, oh there go the tears," said Loyda Hamilton.

The non profit program donates homes to disabled vets. The Hamilton's were in the Army. In fact, that's how they met.
"We were in Korea. We knew each other six months and got married in Korea," said Hamilton.

They started their family. Their kids are glad to be moving into a big home. "Its awesome its home. I have my own room," said their 9 year old.

The home should be read for them to move into by mid-January.
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MilitaryMan - 12/16/2009 2:38 PM
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I am a disabled veteran and spent a year in Vietnam. I nearly lost the home when I lost my hind leg a few years ago. No one has EVER offered me a new free home. I cant even get anyone to make a payment on it. Wonder why that is ? ?
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