U.S. Army Major Eric King and his family learned July 16 at a surprise groundbreaking ceremony that they will soon receive a mortgage-free custom home. Operation FINALLY HOME, along with Winston Custom Homes, the Dallas Builders Association, NEC Corporation of America, the City of Irving and several other supporters congregated at the new home site in Irving.
“Major King and his family have given so much to protect the American dream and we are honored to give him the dream of home ownership,” said Dallas BA Executive Officer Phil Crone.
King suffers with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and a seizure disorder, which are all constant reminders of his combat experiences. His combat injuries include a spine injury with accompanying nerve damage to both legs. King received many commendations, including the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Two Bronze Star Medals and many more.
King medically retired in 2016 after serving 13 years in the Army. He is focusing on getting healthy and plans to give back and help veterans reclaim their lives. He would like to be a spokesperson and motivational speaker so he can share his story and experiences and help veterans such as himself who are fighting for a better tomorrow.
He is the father of a daughter and two sons, ranging from ages 8 to 18, and looks forward to watching them grow and develop into adults.