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Veteran gets keys to new home


  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Nov. 12, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Veteran gets keys to new home

Sarah Fay Campbell / The Newnan Times-Herald


A disabled veteran and his wife were given the keys to their new home at a ceremony in Newnan on Thursday. 

Don and Michaela Davenport received the home through Operation Finally Home, which builds houses for veterans. 

McKinney Builders was the contractor, and several local subcontractors and businesses donated labor and materials. 

Don Davenport volunteered for the Army at the age of 34 and sustained a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan. 

During the ceremony, the Davenport’s grandchildren Wyatt, Hunter, Emily and, not pictured, Raylyn, came forward while Michaela read a poem she had written about the home. 

“How could we not be happy in this little piece of paradise,” she said. 

Inside the home, the Davenports posed for a photo with, from left, Mac McKinney; Dan Wallrath, founder of Operation Finally Home; Bob Radecki of Glock, one of the corporate sponsors of the project; and Rusty Carroll, executive director of the organization.