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And even better when that home is mortgage free!

It was an amazing day in Georgia, when our Operation Homefront family gathered to share the joy of handing the Bowen family the keys to their mortgage free home.

(*from right to left): Lt. General Brian Arnold (ret), Raytheon, Amy Palmer, Nick Kaylor, the Bowen family, Liz Fichtel, Viktor Zikas, RADM Joseph Kilkenny (ret), CSX Transportation

Corey Bowen was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. He always wanted to serve as a role model for his two younger brothers. Shortly after high school, Corey enlisted in the Marine Corps to be that role model in their lives and to serve his country at the same time.

Serving for 10 years, Corey performed primary scout duties as a rifleman. Corey would deploy twice in his career, once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. While deployed, Corey would suffer injuries that will eventually lead to his medical retirement this month.

Corey, his wife De’Trese, and their four children currently live in the Operation Homefront Village in Southern California. The rent-free living during his transition out of the service has helped allow the family to get themselves back on track and focus on what they would like to do in the future.

“I will be enrolling in school soon to obtain my bachelor’s in Business or Human Resources,” said Corey. “My plan for the future is to join the workforce in the Human Resources field specializing in organizational & employee development or staffing. If given the opportunity I would also like to explore the Employee and Labor relations field.”

Corey’s family lives all over the Atlanta area, and he has wanted to move back home for a while. The Bowen family is currently unsure of what the future may hold, but are very excited to hear that they were selected to receive a mortgage-free home in Lawrenceville, Ga. from Operation Homefront, United Rentals, and Wells Fargo.

We can’t thank United Rentals and Wells Fargo enough for being a huge part of making this happen for the Bowens through our Homes on the Homefront program.

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