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Veteran receiving house is a story worth sharing
The setting is Williams for the story that most caught our eye this week, but we still found it well-worth reporting.
Thus, it falls on today’s page 3.
The story pertains to veteran Mo Akhtar getting a free house in Williams for him and his family.
You read that right, the deed to a house!
The home was a gift to Akhtar through the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo.
He is completely deserving of such a gift, as his service record notes in the story:
While deployed in Iraq, Akhtar was heavily involved in intelligence operations because of his fluency in Arabic. He suffered injuries when a vehicle IED (improvised explosive device) struck a police station where his platoon was entrenched; afterward, Akhtar was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 2005.
The best part about the house, we think, is that a family can once again come together.
“As a military family, we know what sacrifice means,” Akhtar said. “We’ve been separated for three years because I needed to be here for the house, but come January or February, we won’t have to put family on hold anymore.”