Lubbock movers reach out to help purple heart recipient - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock movers reach out to help purple heart recipient

Virginia Caballero Virginia Caballero

Virginia Caballero will be deployed this Friday for her second tour overseas.

The U.S. Army Reserve soldier was given a month's notice and spent two weeks of that time in training.

That left little time for the soldier to arrange plans to move out of her house.

Caballero contacted KCBD, who set her up with Tough Guys Movers, a local moving company.

They jumped at the opportunity to assist her, offering to move the soldier out of her home free of charge.

"I'm really grateful. And really appreciative." Caballero said.

After the 9-11 terrorist attacks, she spent over a year deployed to Iraq.

She returned home with a rare and precious honor and a scar on her lower back.

Caballero was shot in a vehicle ambush, two months into her stay in Iraq - a traumatic experience that earned her the purple heart.

She was scheduled to be recognized during this week's Texas Tech football game along with over 400 purple heart recipients.

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