House of Heroes renovates home for late veteran's widow - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

House of Heroes renovates home for late veteran's widow

(Source: WTVM) (Source: WTVM)
(Source: WTVM) (Source: WTVM)

CUSSETA, GA (WTVM) - A widow of a late veteran is overwhelmed with joy after receiving minor work to her home of more than 30 years from the House of Heroes and dozens of Fort Benning soldiers Friday. 

Old Cusseta Road in Cusseta, Georgia is where Linda Lattimer's late husband, Platoon Sergeant Robert Lattimer also lived. 

Forty Fort Benning Soldiers are honored their very own by repairing a septic tank, cleaning gutters, painting and cutting down trees. 

"It was a dream that he really wanted to do before he got bad off. He couldn't and he asked me if I can write and see if anyone can help him and it just I don't know. It just makes me feel good that there are people out there that are willing to be kind and help others," says Lattimer.

Lattimer received a flag flown over the capital in her and her late husband's honor. 

Lattimer's husband served 15 years in the U.S Army along with two tours in Vietnam. 

He died in 2005 of cancer. 

Copyright 2017 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>
  • Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

    Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

    Monday, September 25 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-25 07:27:49 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-09-26 03:43:16 GMT

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

    More >>

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

    More >>
  • Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before national anthem ahead of game

    Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before national anthem ahead of game

    Monday, September 25 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:01:57 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:10:24 GMT

    The gesture comes after an NFL weekend when more than 200 players sat or took a knee during the national anthem across the league.

    More >>

    The gesture comes after an NFL weekend when more than 200 players sat or took a knee during the national anthem across the league.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly