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Operation Finally Home building a forever home for one Tifton veteran

Operation Finally Home gave Sgt. Chad Turner a mortgage free house (Source: WALB) Operation Finally Home gave Sgt. Chad Turner a mortgage free house (Source: WALB)
His family is appreciative (Source: WALB) His family is appreciative (Source: WALB)
"We're growing and it's the best feeling," said Carroll (Source: WALB) "We're growing and it's the best feeling," said Carroll (Source: WALB)
"We jumped at the chance," said Brooks (Source: WALB) "We jumped at the chance," said Brooks (Source: WALB)
"It's going to help us a lot," said Jennifer Turner (Source: WALB) "It's going to help us a lot," said Jennifer Turner (Source: WALB)

A non-profit called Operation Finally Home provides homes for wounded veterans and their families. 

The group has finished or is working on more than 200 in more than 30 states.

Sgt. Chad Turner served 4 tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

On his final tour, he was wounded during an air assault. 

He still deals with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD and other injuries.

Through it all, he's had one dream, to provide a home for his family. 

A crowd gathered around an empty lot to dedicate it to one American hero.

This lot will soon hold a house. 

Chad Turner and his family saw the land their new house will be built on for the first time today. 

"Operation Finally Home is a national non profit that provides mortgage free custom built homes to wounded veterans across the country," said Rusty Carroll, Operation Finally Home.

Operation Finally Home will partner with Structures by Chris Brooks to build the custom home. 

"We expressed that we would be interested in building a home for a veteran if a need ever rose in Tift County. They called us last year and told us that they did have a need to build a home in Tifton. So we told them we would be honored to do that," said Chris Brooks, owner of Structures by Chris Brooks.

Turner was raised on the principle of always protect your family. 

His wife, Jennifer and his son Jason will have a new place to call home and they could not be more appreciative. 

"It's going to help me tremendously knowing that we have a place that's ours and we can call home. We know when we're going home that it's our home not somebody else's," said Jennifer Turner. 

Jason is autistic and does not fully comprehend what this means for his family but Jennifer says he will love his new home. 

"With an autistic child, having structure and a routine, it means a lot. We haven't had that in a long time," said Jennifer. 

Chad says it's no small blessing. 

Now he's looking forward to one thing.

"The final chapter of my life. It's right here. This is the place I will call home until the good lord calls me home. I can't believe it," said Chad Turner. 

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