PHOENIX - A wounded veteran received the keys to a new house in Phoenix on Friday afternoon. It's a fresh start for Marine Corporal Adam Picas, his soon-to-be bride Susan, and their two dogs.
Picas served two tours of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was injured in an explosion and still deals with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Always the stoic Marine, Picas struggled with his emotions as he expressed gratitude for this generous gift.
"I'd like to thank all the men and women that serve in the military," Picas said. "And everyone who has made this happen, thank you very much."
Their new three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bath abode sits on a little under an acre of land on the outskirts of Phoenix, just off Carefree Highway. The best part is that it's mortgage-free, thanks to the Military Warriors Support Foundation and the Bank of America.
"It's amazing to be able to give back to somebody that served our country," said Mickaline Shroyer with Bank of America. "To provide them a place they're going to call home is great work."
The Homes 4 Wounded Heroes Program is part of a nationwide pledge to provide 1,000 homes to those who fought for our country.