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A helping hand for a hero
Homes for Our Troops hands Staff Sgt. Scott Millican the keys to a new home
United States Army Staff Sgt. Scott Millican receives a steady stream of house-warming well-wishers, including First Sgt. David Kaiser, left, whom Millican served under at Fort Stewart. Millican was the latest severely injured soldier to receive a specially adapted home from the Homes for Our Troops organization.
A motorcade of flag-bearing motorcycles and sheriff’s patrol cars escorted Army Staff Sgt. Scott Millican to the new house built for him by Homes for Our Troops.At the end of a lane in the rural outskirts of Statesboro, a couple hundred people gathered for a special housewarming event Saturday morning. Among them were the mayor, a former sergeant major of the Army, a member of Congress, Fort Stewart’s color guard and more of those flag-flying motorcyclists known as the Patriot Guard Riders.Called a “key ceremony,” it’s the sort of welcome that Homes for Our Troops, a national, charitable nonprofit, likes to give the wounded warriors who receive ownership of the homes at no cost. Millican’s is the 109th house the organization has built.
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