Davenport veteran gets keys to brand new home

- Building Homes for Heroes handed over the keys to a new home, built for an injured veteran living in Davenport Thursday.

The organization says it's the least it can do to thank those who put their lives on the line for our freedom. 

Sgt. Louis Lund was injured in Afghanistan. His wife, Julie died from a stroke a few years ago. 

When he walked through the door of his new, $250,000 home Thursday, he was visibly emotional. 

"If she were here, she would be every bit as amazed and overwhelmed as I was," Lund told FOX 13 News.

Building Homes for Heroes is no stranger to Florida's veterans. Homes in Kissimmee and Winter Haven were also built for our nation's heroes. 

In Lund's case, a bank donated the home,  and the program rehabbed and modified it for Lund who has a degenerative back problem. 

"He definitely deserves this house," said his daughter, 26-year-old Elizabeth Kimball.

Lund also deals with the mental toll a tour overseas can take on a soldier.

"Still dealing with PTSD from Iraq and Afghanistan, the depression, the nightmares," he explained.

Lund admits he has healing to do. Now he has a place all his own to do it.    

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