Charity surprises veteran with new home
U.S. Army Spc. Robert "Bo" Kitelinger ret. joined the CBS 58 Morning News team on Monday to talk about the surprise of a lifetime. He and his family just received a mortgage free home in the Village of Jackson thanks to Operation Finally Home. They surprised him with the news at the Milwaukee Bucks game Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Kitelinger enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 23, 2003 and was deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. While attempting to secure an area during a routine mission for an improvised explosive device call, an IED went off, knocking Kitelinger unconscious and severely injuring several members of his team. He received a Purple Heart for the incident.
Kitelinger was diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. He returned to duty, but medically retired in 2014.
Operation Finally Home was established in 2005 and provides custom-built mortgage free homes to America's veterans who sacrificed to defend America. To help or find out more, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.