News-March 2, 2013

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Napalm Explodes behind Cobra Attack Helicopter

Napalm explodes behind a Cobra Attack Helicopter hovering in front of thousands of spectators at an air and ground show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base in 2009. (Photo by WSM)

Maggie, Celebrate Freedom Foundation's Cobra Helicopter

Maggie flies over the tree tops and performs a flyover as thousands below cheer at 2012 Celebrate Freedom Festival in Finlay Park, Columbia, S.C. (Photo by WSM)

U.S. Army Demonstration Team Cobra Helicopter

A U.S. Army Demonstration Team Cobra Helicopter roars past thousands of spectators attending an air and ground show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base in 2009.  (Photo by WSM)

Black Hawk Helicopter Hovers

As thousands of spectators attending the 2009 Air and Ground Show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base, a Black Hawk Helicopter hovers as the pilot demonstrates the aircraft's maneuverability.  (Photo by WSM)

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Celebrate Freedom Foundation Partners Donate Home to Wounded Veteran

Giddings, Tx. (March 2, 2013) — Representatives of the Celebrate Freedom Foundation and HonorVet.org  attended a special ceremony at 11 a.m. on March 2 during which the City of Giddings and the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce presented U.S. Marine Corporal Sean Friedrich and his wife, Anna, a brand new home.

The home, which has undergone three-and-a-half months of renovations, was presented to Corporal Friedrich and his wife Anna, who live in Giddings, Texas. The Celebrate Freedom Foundation and HonorVet.org partnered to donate the home, which has been completely renovated and made handicap-accessible for Corporal Friedrich who was severely wounded by multiple IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) while serving in Afghanistan.

The Law Offices of Thomas G. Amon, New York City, donated the legal work required to prepare the home for donation. Peter Patterson, Esq. researched and drafted the necessary contracts to ensure compliance with the IRS regulations governing charitable donations. Legal work associated with closing was donated by Kevin Mutscher, Esq. of Betts Walters &Mutscher of Brenham, Texas.  Many businesses and individuals in the Giddings also provided numerous upgrades to the home.

Donations will continue to be accepted to help offset some of the costs associated with this project. Fischer Langham Custom Builders of Giddings functioned as project manager for the home renovation. Meanwhile, the local Boy Scouts have also stepped forward and offered to maintain the Friedrich’s lawn and surrounding landscape.

Celebrate Freedom Foundation and HonorVet have created a unique model that will allow for follow-on properties to be donated to worthy veterans and their families. It is the hope of all involved that this project, while the first of its kind, will inspire others to donate homes across the State of Texas and in other states. It is also their hope that banks which today have hundreds if not thousands of foreclosed properties depreciating on their books will take advantage of this unique opportunity to help our veterans.

Brian Fischer and Tim Langham, owners of Fischer Langham Custom Home, and Ms. Betty Walker donated the home to HonorVet. 

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