GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – A Gulfport veteran received the gift of a lifetime Friday: A mortgage-free home.
Retired Army Specialist James Dyson and his wife, Tammy, received the generous gift from the group Building Homes for Heroes.
Dyson joined the military in 1996 and served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before being honorably discharged in 2014.
While serving in Afghanistan in September 2009 on FOB Kundoz, he was on top of an MRAP vehicle when his unit began taking on indirect fire. As he quickly tried to get down, he fell from the vehicle landing on his back and was knocked unconscious. From the fall, he suffered a TBI and injuries to his shoulder and back.
As the Dysons walked into their new home, they were speechless. Tammy said it was way more than she expected.
James was amazed at the gift, saying, “Just being the person I am, how …