Irma veteran receives new furnace through hero program

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IRMA, Wis. (WSAW) -- An army veteran from Irma was gifted a brand new furnace last week at part a program to honor area heroes.

Chris Saady was named the 2017 Bryant Community Hero winner. He was given a furnace for his home, which was installed by Merrill Sheet Metal Works on Dec. 28.

Chris was nominated by Jonelle Behnke of Wausau.

In her nomination, Jonelle said, “Chris has served multiple tours to various parts of the Middle East with the US military. Chris was injured while serving over seas and is unable to work. His passion and sacrifice for our country makes him a hero.”