Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.
This program was created to honor wounded military service members by periodically having a committee of military and community leader select a veteran in need, for whom a free, custom home will be built.
“It is our deep desire to give back to those who have sacrificed so much on our behalf, and Lt. Hank Brady is a perfect example of selfless service,” said David Hagan, director of sales and marketing at Lamar Smith Signature Homes. “We are excited to break ground on the Hero House in September and are committed to building a quality home for this very deserving wounded warrior. This home will be custom-built to suit Lt. Brady’s special needs and will be given mortgage-free.”
Brady, a Purple Heart recipient, and his wife, Maria, are newlyweds living in Savannah. He was wounded during his deployment to Afghanistan in 2013 when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the back of his vehicle a few feet from where he was standing. Despite being told by physicians that his wounds would prevent him from running, he completed a marathon less than four months after his splints were removed.
“We’re both overwhelmed for being selected to receive such an amazing token of gratitude from Operation Hero House. The donated time, labor, land and supplies that Lamar Smith and his distributors have pledged speaks for the support we servicemen and servicewomen receive from our community,” Brady said. “Maria and I will always work hard to ensure we remain deserving of such a blessing.”
The Bradys’ home will be built in the Teal Lake subdivision in Chatham County. Crews will break ground in September, and the finished, custom-built home will be presented to the Bradys in early 2015.