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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