Cpl. Tim Read was given a hero’s welcome, when he and his wife, Anh, arrived at their new home in Wesley Chapel.
They were there to receive the keys to their new residence from the nonprofit organization Homes for our Troops.
A special ceremony was held on Aug. 29 to celebrate the couple’s new home, with a key presentation, a flag raising, The Pledge of Allegiance and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The presentation also honored Read, who was injured while deployed to Afghanistan, according to a news release from Home for our Troops.
Read was on patrol on Oct. 15, 2010 with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, in Marjah, Afghanistan, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED).
The blast resulted in the loss of his left leg above the knee, and other injuries, the release says.
Normally, key presentations draw a big crowd. This event was kept smaller, intentionally, because of Florida’s current guidelines to limit public gatherings to 50 people to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The home, which features more than 40 major special adaptations, was paid for through donations from donors, supporters and corporate partners, the news release says.
To find out more about the organization, visit HFOTusa.org.
Published September 09, 2020