An american hero was honored today.
On a grand scale.
Christopher adkins served in the us army for ten years.
While deployed in iraq he was seriously injured by
an improvised explosive device.
Kxly4's casey lund has how today, through an amazing
program and a lot of work, our country did something
pretty special to recognize his sacrifice.
Often we fall short when repaying the people that
sacrifice the most to keep our country free.
But sometimes we get it right.
Today, retired staff sergeant christopher adkins purple
heart recipient was given this house mortgage free.
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i know i got hurt and i know i deployed.
But i didn't really think i deserved it.
John adkins and his fiancee lacey reeves pulled into
their new home for the first time at eleven this morning
He made a long trip here to spokane.
And not just the driving.
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i am just like the nice guy.
You know, i don't.
Anxiety is an everyday battle.
John recovered from the injuries he sustained physical
Thanks to the military warrior support foundation
and bank of america.
Today he was handed the keys to the house.
His three children will call home
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even now, we're standing in the house.
This can't be true.
lacey reeves @ w13 22
We are really thankful.
A place to call their own in northwest spokane.
A far cry from the three bedroom apartment he and
fiancee lacey reeves with his mother back home in
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she's kind of like my rock she kind of holds me together.
So to be able to have something like this and to be
able to give this to her and to have a place to call
home for her and my family.
That's all i could ask for.
Thomas dixon, represents military warrior support
foundation here in our area..
A veteran of the vietnam and cold war.
He remembers how he and other fellow service men were
treated when they got back to the state.
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and it is something that i don't want our wariors
today to go through.
And thanks to vets like thomas dixon.
Vets like chris adkins don't have to
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the house is amazing there is enough room for everybody.
You know not everybody is on top of eachother, i can
send the kids outside to play.
A beautiful house for a beautiful family, in a beautiful
part of town...
In northwest spkone, casey lund, kxly 4 news.