Returning U.S. Army Soldier Surprised With Newly Remodeled Home - New York News

Returning U.S. Army Soldier Surprised With Newly Remodeled Home

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX, AZ -

A member of the armed forces who is recovering from injuries in Afghanistan received a special homecoming surprise. He and his family are grateful for their community’s outpouring of support.

FOX’s Kari Lake has the story.

It was a poignant arrival for U.S. Army Lance Corporal Eduardo Fuentes . The soldier had just seen his newly remodeled house in Peoria, AZ as thanks for his service to our country.

“I feel amazing, I still cannot believe this,” Fuentes said.

“You can pinch me maybe, I’m really happy,” Edurado’s wife Maria Fuentes said.

The soldier was injured when a grenade struck him in Afghanistan, shrapnel remains in his head and legs.

Now in appreciation, Building Homes for Heroes, has donated a home to the family. The recovering soldier surprised by the makeover and upgrades.

“Oh no I wasn’t expecting this is beyond what I was thinking about. I was just thinking a small house for my small family. This is insane,” Fuentes said.

The family says they grateful to local businesses that donated materials and worked on the home.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • High school football player dies

    High school football player dies

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:12:05 GMT
    A 16-year-old high school football player from Staten Island is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
    A 16-year-old high school football player from Staten Island is dead after collapsing during practice Monday, officials said. The teen's father says Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed Monday morning during practice for Curtis High School. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

  • Bill Clinton to appear in New Haven for fundraiser

    Bill Clinton to appear in New Haven for fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:24:23 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a rally in New Haven to raise money for Democrats running in elections across the country. Clinton is set to appear at the event at the Omni New Haven Hotel on Tuesday. He'll be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who are seeking re-election in November.
    Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a rally in New Haven to raise money for Democrats running in elections across the country. Clinton is set to appear at the event at the Omni New Haven Hotel on Tuesday. He'll be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who are seeking re-election in November.

  • G train service restored after Sandy repairs

    G train service restored after Sandy repairs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:10:25 GMT
    New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during that time. 
    New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during that time. 
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices