Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vietnam Veteran receives new home

Vietnam Veteran receives new home in Rainelle
By Austin Davis, Multimedia Journalist
April 15, 2017
"I wasn't looking for a handout, I was looking for a hand up. This is everything we could ask for." Guy Adams
GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) - Guy Adams is a retired Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. He gave a lot. But he's lost a lot, too. When last summer's floods destroyed his house, he didn't know where to turn. But then fate stepped in.

"It was like God put me in the right place at the right time because I was at the door when they had called looking for a veteran, and I talked about the houses and I was getting ready to walk out the door and they told me they thought I was who they're looking for," said Adams.

The people at VOAD, a disaster relief organization, agree.

"Brothers for Brothers had asked for a Veteran and he basically just fell into our lap and I think it was just meant to be that he and his granddaughter get this home," said Robin Williams, VOAD Case Manager.

For everyone involved, it seemed like an easy decision to make.

"The amount of things he and his family have been through, as well as the number of awards and accommodations he's received in service it was almost a no brainer," Chris Schroeder, ASP Greenbrier County Center Director, said.
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