A cause for celebration: Homes For Our Troops breaks ground again in Fallbrook
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Issue 33, Volume 18.
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer walks through an Honor Guard provided by the Legion Riders as he arrives at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new home that will be built for him by Homes For Our Troops. The groundbreaking was held Aug. 2 at the site of the new home on Greenacres Road in Fallbrook. Meyer was a Marine explosive ordinance demolition expert when he was wounded in Afghanistan, losing parts of his right leg, right arm, and left hand. Meyer’s mother Donna Wheaton (in background, wearing purple) looks on. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer speaks during the groundbreaking ceremonies Aug. 2 for a new home that he will receive from Homes For Our Troops. Jack Lyon, former Marine officer and Vietnam veteran looks on. Speakers enthusiastically toss the first shovels of dirt Aug. 2 at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new home that Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer, third from left, will receive from Homes For Our Troops in Fallbrook. From left, Major General Tim McHale, US Army retired; Jack Lyon, former Marine officer and Vietnam war veteran; Meyer; Jacque Kesslar, retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, previous home recipient; Larock Benford, USMC Sergeant Major, retired, Marine Corps League; and Martin Quiroz, honorary mayor of Fallbrook. Meyer’s new home is expected to be completed in three years. The Color Guard of the Temecula Young Marines presents the colors during singing of the National Anthem during the groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 2 for the new home that will be built for Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer. The Young Marines are, from left, Isaiah Wright, Dominique Healy, Pascal Dacilas and Nathan Pray. Martin Quiroz, Fallbrook honorary mayor is on the far right and the Legion Riders honor guard are in the background. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer holds a letter of recognition of his service that led to his wounding in Afghanistan while serving as an explosive ordinance disposal technician. Major General Tim McHale, U.S. Army retired, speaks during groundbreaking ceremonies Aug. 2 for a new home that Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer will receive from the organization Homes For Our Troops. Additional speakers, seated from left, Martin Quiroz, honorary mayor of Fallbrook; Marine Sergeant Major Larock Benford, USMC retired; Jack Lyon, former Marine Corp officer and Sergeant First Class Jacque Keeslar, US Army retired, listen. Benford is the Commandant of Marine Corps League Detachment 1057. Lyon is a highly-decorated Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and Keeslar, a U.S. Army veteran is a previous recipient of a home in Fallbrook from Homes For Our Troops. Major General Tim McHale, U.S. Army retired, introduces Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer at groundbreaking ceremonies Aug. 2 for a new home Meyer will receive from Homes For Our Troops. McHale is the president of Homes For Our Troops, an organization that builds homes nationwide with special features that make it easier for injured veterans to live in them. U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, retired, Jacque Keeslar, left; Major General Tim McHale, US Army retired, center, and Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer listen during ceremonies Aug. 2 for the groundbreaking for the new home Meyer will receive from the organization Homes For Our Troops. Keeslar is previous recipient of a Homes For Our Troops home. General McHale is the president of Homes For Our Troops.
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