Over a year in the making, Johnny Wilson’s home became a reality on February 22nd as the Texas Sentinels Foundation, joined by friends and allies, presented the Iraq veteran with the keys to his new home. The presentation, which took place at 7:00am in Arlington, was broadcast live by WBAP AM/FM and famed station host Hal Jay and allowed thousands to hear the end of this great story. “Marrying Johnny, I always thought we would be moving from base to base and maybe one day we would retire and live in a house by a lake, I never thought it would anything like this,” said Elizabeth. “It’s a place were we can watch our kids grow up and my grandkids play. It’s a place to call our own. Thank you so much, everyone. It’s been an amazing year and we will not forget everything everyone has done for us.”
Johnny and his wife Elizabeth addressed the attending crowd with words of gratitude for all those who made this new home a reality. Texas Sentinels Co-Founder Richard Filip also addressed the crowd, speaking about the importance of continued support of our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and the continuing mission to provide our disabled veterans with homes. He was joined by Texas Sentinel Team Leader Kristina Hayes, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Masters in Southlake, who along with Mike McKellop of Sierra Fine Custom Homes, was responsible for organizing fundraising and the construction of this home.
Texas Sentinels Foundation offers both Mike and Kristina, along with all their supporters, suppliers and affiliates, our most heart-felt thanks for making Sergeant Wilson’s home a reality and the start of a new life for his family. Johnny has already begun the move-in process, and is looking forward to further prosperity as he transfers to University of Texas at Arlington to pursue a degree in Business.