“I’m in shock. I broke down into tears after that call. Besides my daughter’s birth, this is the greatest thing to ever happen. I just feel so fortunate,” said Staff Sergeant Chris Burrell after hearing he’d be receiving a home from JAH4WW.
Burrell served as a United States Army military policeman. When heading to provide aid to the local Iraqi police force, three explosives destroyed his vehicle, severing his left leg above the knee, severely damaging his right leg and leaving him with a traumatic brain injury.
After surviving his “Alive Day” — the anniversary of the date when a veteran almost lost their life in combat — Burrell didn’t want his injuries to stop him from serving his country. He began his rehabilitation and, despite the odds, fought to stay on active duty. In the summer of 2010, through sheer will and determination, he got his wish and returned to Fort Bragg, N.C., to continue his military career.
There, Burrell worked hard to eventually manage his brigade’s canine program, overseeing an operation that includes 112 military working dogs. In spring 2021, he reached his amazing goal of serving through his retirement in the United States Army.
The opportunity to receive a home from JAH4WW will have a profound impact on Burrell’s life.
On June 13 and 14 this year, Andersen windows and doors were installed in Burrell’s home with the assistance of Andersen Certified Contractor, All American Services, and its crew of David Robinson, David Boone, William Juciauskas, and Steven Robinson along with Andersen territory sales representatives Ronnie Olson and Reid Schulz.
Builder Brian Smith of Smith Contracting, also a veteran having served in the United States Coast Guard, was onsite throughout the installation process and showed his appreciation for Andersen’s involvement with the project.
Posted: June 7, 2023