DALLAS — At a special event, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Patrick Murray received the keys to his new mortgage-free Pulte Home in Mansfield, Texas. The home was donated via PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program, which provides new homes to wounded veterans and their families across the country.
“It is an honor for our Pulte team, along with the support of our trade partners and suppliers, to build this home for Sergeant Murray, as a way to express our gratitude for his service to our country,” said Bryan Swindell, president of PulteGroup’s Dallas division. “We warmly welcome the Murray family to the next chapter of their lives, with a home that meets their needs where they will create wonderful new memories together.”
Built specifically for the Murray family, the four-bedroom, three-bath single-family home is 2,800-square feet and fully furnished. The home was awarded through PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes.
This year, the Built to Honor program expects to award ten mortgage-free homes nationwide. To date, the program has provided more than 60 homes to deserving veterans and their families.
USMC Sergeant Patrick Murray is the newest honoree.
Sergeant Murray enlisted in 2004 and during his near decade of service, was deployed around the world, including Iraq. He was medically discharged in 2004, with injuries sustained during service. His injuries include PTSD, a traumatic brain injury (TBI), migraines, memory loss, several fractures that have required multiple surgeries, bilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, vision loss and complex regional pain syndrome.
For his valor, Sergeant Murray has received several accolades, including the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (2x), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat V Device for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon (Iraq), Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ 2 Stars), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3x), Humanitarian Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal, among others.