AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Rita Ranch, along with partners Highland Homes and Operation FINALLY HOME, is pleased to invite the public to the groundbreaking ceremony that will honor U.S. Army Spc. David DeTuccio, a Purple Heart recipient who will soon be a Santa Rita Ranch resident.
Operation FINALLY HOME, a national non-profit organization, pairs wounded, ill or injured veterans with inviting communities and customized homes that will fit their (and their family's) needs. David DeTuccio is one such recipient. On Saturday, November 12, he and his family attended the UT vs West Virginia game in Austin, TX. There, they were surprised and tearful as they were offered a mortgage-free Highland home in the Santa Rita Ranch community.
DeTuccio, who joined the military in 2007, was deployed in Baghdad in 2008, where his unit, the 10th Mountain Division 2nd Infantry 30th Battalion, was known for being involved in raids and extractions. On Feb. 19, 2008, they were ambushed outside their compound. DeTuccio was struck with an improvised rocket-propelled explosive device, and was transported to Balad Air Base trauma center. Multiple surgeries and therapies followed, leaving DeTuccio with shrapnel wounds, severe PTSD, memory loss, headaches, and seizures among other recurring difficulties.
Santa Rita Ranch is pleased to be part of the Operation FINALLY HOME project and process, the first phase of which commences at the future home of U.S. Army Spc. David DeTuccio and family. This groundbreaking ceremony is open to Santa Rita Ranch residents and members of the general public who want to congratulate a hero on his recent and well-deserved good fortune. The DeTuccio family will be participating in the groundbreaking, as will the Santa Rita Ranch and Highland Homes' team, including developers Ed and Elizabeth Horne along with Operation FINALLY HOME. The new DeTuccio family home is slated to be finished at the beginning of June; the family anticipates a move-in date toward the end of June.
We encourage the public to join us, and to enjoy light refreshments at the Ranch House Welcome Center at Santa Rita Ranch immediately following the ceremony.
Date: February 10, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM (Please arrive by 10:15 AM)
Santa Rita Ranch
608 Inspiration Drive
Liberty Hill, TX
About Santa Rita Ranch
Santa Rita Ranch is a 3,100-acre community located north of Austin near Liberty Hill, two miles off 183 North, just north of the Hwy 29 and Ronald Reagan intersection. It is developed by Elizabeth and Ed Horne and Mariner Real Estate, with a distinctive Hill Country style.
About Operation FINALLY HOME
Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America's military heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedom and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America's military heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs—a home to call their own. To find out more, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.
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