Local veteran surprised with mortgage-free home in Bridgeland

During a Texans’ game earlier this month, Cliff Betcher was surprised by Operation FINALLY HOME with a mortgage-free home in return for his service as a U.S. Army Specialist. Located in Bridgeland and constructed by Beazer Homes, the new, custom-built home has been designed especially for Betcher, his wife Wynee and
their seven-year-old son.  _3MP1770[1]

Betcher was raised in Denton, Texas, and graduated from Justin High School.  After starting college at the University of North Texas in Denton, he realized he had another purpose and chose to serve his country.  He answered that call and joined the Texas Army National Guard in 2005 as an Armor Crewman, serving for seven years. In 2006, he was deployed to Iraq where he served a 15-month tour of duty.

As a team leader, driver and gunner, he saw and encountered fighting on a daily basis. Six months into his deployment, his convoy was attacked while out on mission. A rocket-propelled grenade hit his Humvee, killing one of his fellow soldiers. Betcher sustained a traumatic brain injury from the force of the blast and PTSD soon followed. He received the Combat Action Badge, Army Commendation Medal along with several other commendations for his service.

Betcher met his wife while they were both attending the University of North Texas, and they married in 2008. While PTSD prevents Betcher from working, he’s committed to giving back to fellow veterans in need and volunteers his time at the VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. Betcher,

Operation FINALLY HOME, the Houston Texans, Beazer Homes and The Howard Hughes Corporation are honored to give back in this way. Watch the video of Betcher receiving the news here.

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