Local veteran surprised with mortgage free home


SPEECHLESS, PROBABLY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, KATE WOULD PROBABLY SAY. TONI: IT’S THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME FOR A PURPLE HEART VETERAN AND HIS WIFE. ON THE DAY THE STATE FAIR RECOGNIZED VETERANS FOR THEIR SERVICE. THIS COUPLE FOUND OUT THEY WILL RECEIVE A NEW HOME, MORTGAGE FREE. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT DREW AND CAITLYN GETTING A MORTGAGE FREE HOME? [CHEERING] YOU THINK THAT’S A GOOD IDEA? [CHEERING] TONI: THE ANNOUNCEMENT BRINGING TEARS OF JOY TO SGT. DREW WROBLEWSKI AND HIS WIFE KATELYN. THE TWO, THINKING THEY WERE AT STATE FAIR TO ATTEND A MILITARY APPRECIATION EVENT, WERE SHOCKED TO HEAR THEY’D BEEN CHOSEN TO RECEIVE A NEW CUSTOM-BUILT HOUSE THROUGH OPERATION: FINALLY HOME. PROBABLY THE FIRST TIME I’VE CRIED IN A LONG TIME. I MEAN LONG, LONG TIME. SO IT’S AWESOME, IT’S AWESOME. OPERATION: FINALLY HOME FINDS THE MOST DESERVING PEOPLE THEY CAN AND DREW AND KATELYN ARE NO EXCEPTION. TONI: SGT. WROBLEWSKI ENLISTED IN THE U.S. ARMY IN 2005. POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND OTHER INJURIES LED HIM TO MEDICALLY RETIRE IN 2008, BUT HE SAYS HE’S NOT A HERO. NO, IT WAS JUST A JOB. I WISH I WAS STILL IN. BEST JOB I EVER HAD, HONESTLY. THE PEOPLE THAT GET THESE HOMES, THEY REALLY GO ABOVE AND BEYOND, AND THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING ELSE WITH THEIR LIFE GOING FORWARD, TOO. TONI: SGT. WROBLEWSKI RECENTLY STARTED A CAREER WITH A PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM, AND NOW HE AND HIS WIFE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW BEGINNING IN THIS HOME. WORDS CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW. I’M JUST EXCITED AND VERY

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