Chase and Operation Homefront Present Home to Veteran and Aspiring Actor
Operation Homefront and Chase
were honored to present Marine Corps Corporal Chloe Mondesir with a mortgage-free home in Los Angeles recently. Mondesir, a veteran who served in Iraq, received the home as part of our Homes on the Homefront
program. Learn more about Mondesir:
Chloe Mondesir grew up in Dallas, Texas, and always wanted to do something with her life to serve her country. She knew that there was no better way to do this than to join the military, so in January of 2004 she did exactly that. She enlisted in the Marine Corps.
While in the Marines, she was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Camp Geiger, N.C., and did a combat tour in Iraq. As an ammunition technician, her job was to maintain inventory and logistics control for all ammunition for her battalion. Her time in the Marine Corps enabled her to pursue her ambitions in life, but she soon realized it was going to be a long road to get there.
Chloe had always dreamed of becoming an actor, but needed to get her life back on track after transitioning from military to civilian life. She was a single mother, and spent the next four and a half years back home in Dallas. She and her daughter were forced to move around quite a bit, six times to be exact. In August of this year, however, she was able to move to a studio apartment in Los Angeles, Calif. to finally pursue her lifelong acting career dream.
She soon experienced the higher cost of living in the Los Angeles area. She is currently attending Los Angeles City College as a theater major, but is looking forward to transferring to a university closer to her new Los Angeles home. The new home not only adds some stability to Chloe’s life, but it will provide some added benefits that the single parent has never had the opportunity to enjoy.
“I am so thankful for the new home,” said Chloe. “Not only will I be able to move out of the apartment, into a much safer neighborhood, but my daughter and I will finally be able to have our own rooms. Everywhere that my daughter and I have lived, we’ve had to share the same room and didn’t have our own space. It is a great feeling to be able to give her that.”