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Mississippi veteran receives mortgage-free home



James Dyson and Tammy Dyson
James Dyson and his wife, Tammy react to their new home. (Screengrab from WLOX report)
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A Gulfport, Mississippi, veteran was presented with a significant gift on Friday — a house, entirely mortgage-free. The retired Army Specialist, James Dyson, together with his wife Tammy, were the beneficiaries of this generous gesture, which was made possible by the organization, Building Homes for Heroes.

According to a report by WLOX, the couple’s reaction to their new home was one of genuine astonishment. An overwhelmed Tammy expressed that the house surpassed all their expectations. James, in his gratitude, pondered aloud about how he might “pay it forward” for such a grand gesture.

His dedication to the military began in 1996. His service extended through the years, seeing him stationed in both Iraq and Afghanistan. However, in 2014, he received an honorable discharge. His commitment came at a cost. In a 2009 episode in Afghanistan at FOB Kundoz, Dyson suffered serious injuries. While he was atop an MRAP vehicle, they were attacked. In his haste to find cover, Dyson fell and sustained injuries to his back and shoulder and a traumatic brain injury.

The gesture was backed by JPMorgan Chase, which donated the Gulfport residence to Building Homes for Heroes. This is part of JPMorgan Chase’s ongoing effort to support veterans, having already gifted over 1,050 mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families through their Military Home Awards Program.

Rusty Smallwood, a representative from Building Homes for Heroes, remarked on James’s dedication, highlighting the sacrifices he made that allow fellow citizens the freedoms they enjoy today.

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