Purple Heart recipient from Buckeye gets new home thanks to non-profit organization
By Ivory Riner
BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- A Purple Heart recipient couldn't understand what he did to deserve what happened to him Tuesday.
Sergeant First Class Brian Livingston was gifted a mortgage-free home in Buckeye, Ariz. equipped with the ins-and-outs that will help with everyday life after suffering from several injuries during his time in the Army. Livingston suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as problems with his back, brain, shoulder and joints.
Building Homes for Heroes is the nonprofit organization that granted him the beautiful two-story home. The organization builds and modifies homes for wounded veterans and their families - all mortgage-free.
The Purple Heart is just one of many awards Livingston has received during his 14-year military career. Others include the Army Commendation medal and the Iraqi Campaign medal, with three Campaign Stars.
Livingston's wife Erin and their four children have moved eight times. They are excited about their forever home in the Valley, despite the heat Livingston said he could live without.
This is Building Homes for Heroes' 14th project in Arizona and 28th home nationwide.
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