A New Mexico Army veteran who served in Iraq moved into a new home with his family on June 2 after it was donated to him.
Everest Koetter joined the Army in 2006 and was deployed to Iraq in 2008. During his time in the Middle East, a rocket blast led to psychological impairments, reported KOAT. Undeterred, Koetter joined the Army Reserves after returning to the U.S.
The home, which was donated to Koetter’s family at no cost, will hopefully allow them to begin anew.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to catch up on bills, other important things, and get ahead,” Koetter told KOAT.
On June 2, the New Mexico Patriot Guard Riders welcomed Koetter back to his neighborhood in Albuquerque. The service was in part to reveal the home the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Bank of America partnered together for to donate to Koetter.
Koetter is a heavily decorated Army veteran. During his service, he won a combat infantry badge, the Army Commendation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Photo Credit: Military Warriors Support Foundation/Flickr