Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land supports veterans

Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land is a proud sponsor of Operation Finally Home, a non-profit dedicated to building mortgage-free homes for disabled U.S. Military Veterans.

Classic Chevrolet dealer Don Kerstetter said his dealership considered several non-profit veterans organizations, and said that Operation Finally Home is the best fit.

It’s a relatively small non-profit with very little overhead, and maximum positive effect for the disabled veterans.

Last month, Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land and Tilson Homes worked with Operation Finally Home to build a home for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Charles R. Landry Jr.

Landry joined the U.S. Army in June 2002 and was stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Schweinfurt in Schweinfurt, Germany.

While stationed in Germany, Landry deployed to Iraq multiple times. During his first deployment he experienced many firefights and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs). He suffered concussions from being knocked unconscious during rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks.

During his second deployment his entire unit suffered many casualties, which took a toll on his physical and mental health. He deployed for his third tour to Iraq in October 2009, spending a year under rocket attacks while he was stationed near a main supply route. As a result of Landry’s 39 total months in combat, he suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder, and post-traumatic headaches. He medically retired from the military last July. Landry is ready to make a new start with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children. Landry hopes to pursue a degree in Radiology Technology and would like to eventually work with the VA to help other veterans.

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