Lubbock Homes for Heroes presented Army Sergeant Shawn Walton and his family the keys to their new home in the 2900 block of 108th St. on Thursday.
Walton, a Lubbock native, finished high school early to enlist in the Army after the 9/11 attacks. He had plans for a military career, but was injured after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Iraq in August of 2007. Since then, he has endured more than 17 surgeries and countless hours of rehabilitation.
This is the third time that Lubbock Homes for Heroes has provided a local hero with a mortgage-free house.
The non-profit organization was founded by the West Texas Homebuilders Association.
The goal of the Homes for Heroes program is to provide families like the Waltons with the opportunity to focus on recovery without financial worries.
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