Operation Homefront and Tim McGraw Award Home to Wounded Marine Corps Sergeant
Tim McGraw, Operation Homefront and Chase partnered once again to give a mortgage-free home to Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony Hodge. Hodge, a former resident in one of the Operation Homefront Villages for wounded warriors, received the home as part of our Homes on the Homefront program. The family also got to meet country superstar McGraw personally and attend his concert.
Learn more about this deserving military family:
Growing up in Gainsville, FL, Anthony Hodge always wanted to
do something important with his life. So
in 2002, he decided to fight for his country and enlisted in the Marine
Corps. It wasn’t long before Anthony was
deployed to Iraq in 2004. Serving out
his yearlong tour as a field rig operator was often dangerous work. It was during this deployment that one of the
vehicles was hit with an IED, and Anthony suffered serious head and back
Even after he returned home, his injuries continued to take
a toll on Anthony. In addition, the
family suffered financial difficulties.
Maintaining work was a challenge, and soon they were out of money and
behind on their bills. They needed help,
and turned to Operation Homefront, which placed the Hodge family in an
Operation Homefront Village while Anthony rehabilitated.
“Operation Homefront saved my life,” Anthony said. “Our family would have been struggling for a
place to live if it wasn’t for the Village.
Their counseling also helped me deal with my post war issues, and be
better with my family. This new home is
a dream come true, and will definitely allow my family to start fresh for a
After moving into the Village in Southern California,
Anthony was able to recover from his injuries with his family. Now out of the Marine Corps, Anthony was
awarded a home close to family in Canoga Park, CA thanks to the ‘Homes on the
Homefront’ campaign with Chase.