MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Staff Sargent Shawn Whitmore will receive keys to a new mortgage-free home in the Pulte Homes Berkshire Forest community in Myrtle Beach, on December 11, at 10:30 a.m.
The home is a part of PulteGroup's Built to Honor program, which donates mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and their families across the country. The project is in partnership with Operations Finally Home.
In September, the Whitmore family was surprised at a Pelicans game with the announcement that they would be the recipients of a new mortgage-free home. Staff Sargent Whitmore, his wife Tracey, and their five children will see the finished home for the first time at the event.
Whitmore, who also suffers from PTSD, enlisted in the United States Army in 2006. He served as a petroleum laboratory specialist in Korea and Afghanistan and was injured in Afghanistan on two separate occasions. He sustained injuries to his head, neck, back, shoulders and hips.
Receiving numerous awards, including the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with stars, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal, Whitmore retired from the Army in August of 2014.