PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - One veteran was the recipient of a very special honor Thursday night.
Staff Sergeant Armando T. Ortiz Jr. was awarded a brand new 100 percent mortgage free home in Phenix City during a special key presentation ceremony in San Antonio.
The event was put on by the Military Warriors Support Foundation in partnership with Wells Fargo, Walmart, and Dr. Pepper.
Staff Sgt. Ortiz says he was incredibly touched by the gesture and says that events like these really show soldiers both at home and abroad how much support they have...
Staff Sgt. Ortiz is married with three children, and they are all looking forward to relocating to their new home.
In the future, he plans to become a high school football coach.