Decorated war hero gets mortgage free home in Humble

A decorated war hero opened the door of a his new home for his family thanks a giving foundation
October 22, 2013 11:14:28 AM PDT
Twelve years ago, the events of 9-11 inspired a local college student to enlist in the Army and serve our country. Injured in battle and honored for his bravery, today he and his family were presented with the keys to their very own home.

He's received a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and several other awards, but this is quite the prize for Staff Sgt. Cory Gober.

He's getting a new house, mortgage free, thanks to Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation. Staff Sgt. Gober has quite a story. He was a student at Sam Houston State University on 9-11-2001, then enlisted in the U.S. Army.

He was severely injured in Afghanistan. His vehicle exploded after rolling over three landmines stacked together, but he still he managed to save a fellow soldier, dragging his comrade from the wreckage.

He applied for the house two months ago and says this gift is priceless.

"For us this is a completely life-changing event," Sgt. Gober said. "We were able to come here and my wife will be teaching here locally and hopefully I can get a job up here in the next couple of weeks. We'll be in good shape. But the closest thing I could equate it to is kind of like winning a lottery."

Staff Sgt. Gober is medically retired. He and his wife are excited to move into their new home and start the next chapter of their life together.

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