On February 17, Freedom Alliance and our partner, U.S. Bank, presented the keys to a newly-renovated, mortgage-free home to medically retired Army Sgt. 1st Class William “Joe” Haney.
“This is a wonderful opportunity and I’m so thankful for it,” said Haney. “This home helps ease financial stress so I can focus on healing and my plans for the future.”
Haney joined the U.S. Army in February 2004 at the age of 17 with the sole intention to serve and protect his country. He was deployed three times to Iraq and once to Afghanistan, spending a total of 49 months in those countries. His time in combat zones includes tours with the CFSOCC (Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command), as well as a reconnaissance platoon, in which he focused on long-range surveillance.
The 30-year-old has earned multiple awards throughout his years of service, including a Bronze Star, an Army Commendation Medal with Valor and a seventh-place finish in the 2014 U.S. Army Best Ranger Competition.
Haney medically retired from the Army in March 2016. He suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), severe migraines, back issues and other combat-related injuries. His dream is to help other veterans and their families and enjoys hunting and other outdoor activities in his free time.
The renovated three-bedroom, two-bath house will allow Haney to spend more quality time with his 7-year-old daughter Makenzee.
This is the ninth home donated across the country through the partnership between Freedom Alliance and U.S. Bank.