Purple Heart Veteran Gets New Wheelchair-Friendly Home

By: April Davis/ Carly Swain
By: April Davis/ Carly Swain

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on a home in Onslow County before they hand over the keys to a Purple Heart combat veteran.

There are a few fixtures left to install in the home in Richlands, but the director of construction with the Purple Heart Homes organization says they are in good shape to hand the keys to the 3 bedroom 2 bath home to veteran Jim Davis. Davis was disabled after several tours of duty covering Panama, Desert Storm, and the Persian Gulf. After his family lost their home to an arsonist last June, they're looking forward to not only a new home but one where Davis can get around in his wheelchair without any problems.

"I was literally stuck to my kitchen and living room. It's like being a prisoner in your own home. There's not a room in this house I can't get to," said Davis.

The entire project cost the Purple Heart Homes group $230,000 and the Davis family doesn't have to worry about any cost.

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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:23 PM
    Mr. Davis, I wish you and your family much happiness in your new home. You deserve it. I appreciate, and reflect upon, those who truly provide us here in the states with our treasured freedoms. Happy New Year. To those who went the 'extra mile' to provide that home for the Davis family, you are angels. God Bless all of you. P.S.; Gorgeous home!
  • by kat on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:36 PM
    He still has to worry about costs. Because of gift tax. But I'm happy that he has more freedom in his home.

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