By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 5, 2017
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Thursday, October 5th will be a day that one Air Force Veteran in South Georgia will never forget, as the dream of owning his own home comes true.
A non-profit organization called Operation Homefront was behind this mission, as they handed over the keys to a mortgage-free home on Brookfield Drive in Valdosta. The veteran, Raun Hampee, and his mother were nearly speechless.
“I really honestly have no words”, said Hampee. “It’s an honor. It’s a blessing. It’s amazing. It’s just great to know there are organizations out there that do this kind of stuff for veterans. I’m just overwhelmed. It’s a beautiful, amazing feeling.”
Hampee said he decided to go to the Military after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11.