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February 20, 2015

By Brian Scott

Johnnie Yellock II has broken ground on a lot of special homes for American heroes, but this ground breaking will be the one he never forgets: his own.

On Thursday the non-profit group Helping-a-Hero broke ground in Lantana on a new, custom home for Yellock. Yellock serves as Veteran Liaison for the group that helps injured veterans, but is also one himself.

On July 6, 2013 while serving in the U.S. Air Force Combat Control, the vehicle Yellock was riding in drove over an I.E.D. nearly killing the North Texan. "I was catapulted up onto the top of the vehicles," said Yellock.

"I looked down and saw...

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Work Begins on Home for Wounded Veteran
February 20, 2015

A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday in Lantana officially marked the start of work on a specially adapted home for severely wounded veteran, SSgt. (Ret.) Johnnie Yellock II, USAF.

Officials from Denton County and area communities gathered to mark the start of the four-bedroom wheelchair-accessible home on Verbena Lane in the Bandera neighborhood through HelpingaHero.org.

The home will be built by Highland Homes with four bedrooms, three adapted bathrooms, an office, extended patio and other accessible features. 

HelpingaHero.org is building four homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has previously partnered on homes for five wounded warriors. In addition to the Lantana home...

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Officials break ground on Lantana home for hero
February 20, 2015

LANTANA, TX – – Helping a Hero broke ground Thursday on a four bedroom handicap accessible home for wounded warrior SSgt (Ret) Johnnie Yellock, USAF.

Yellock was a combat controller for the Air Force; he was wounded by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan in 2011.

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Real Hero: Team Breaks Ground on New Home for Wounded Warrior
February 2, 2015

Joonathan Rivenbark had his dream of joining the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force cut down by a hail of machine gun fire in Afghanistan almost...

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Helping a Hero: Special Home Goes to Wounded Soldier, Wife
January 21, 2015

On Saturday, November 15, 23 wounded veterans and their families enjoyed a day of competitive shooting and mixing with sponsors and volunteers at Pawnee Sporting Clays of Fayetteville, Texas. The shooting range sponsored the event in conjunction with the Helping A Hero Foundation of Houston, whose mission is to help severely wounded veterans of the war on terror and their families adjust to life after injury.

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