Vietnam Veteran Finally Gets His "Welcome Home"

By: Leah Kraus Email
By: Leah Kraus Email

When a person puts their life on the line for their country, it's difficult to think of how you could ever repay them. However, one veterans support group has an answer. Ultimate Sacrifice has teamed up with the Home Depot Foundation to remodel the Minocqua house of a Vietnam veteran.

"When I came home from the Vietnam War there was no welcome," says Richard Koch, whose home is being remodeled. "These people are some of the first people thanking me for my service."

Koch has lived in his house for 20 years and says he does not have the money to fix it up himself. He says he's grateful for the volunteers.

"When they went into the service they went in with a blank check," says Bob Cankar, founder of Ultimate Sacrifice. "They laid down their life for our freedom so this is what we can do to pay them back."

He says they hope to remodel at least one veteran's house every year.

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