U.S. Army Veteran Received a Mortgage-Free Home in Baytown

Medically retired Army Staff Sgt. Rodolfo “Javier” Munoz received a mortgage-free home on Wednesday, July 26. He is pictured with fiancé Jennifer Kirk and Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon.

“This home means freedom. Freedom to start living my life. To start building the type of family environment that I had growing up,” said Munoz. “I still can’t believe this happened.”

U.S. Bank, in conjunction with Freedom Alliance, presented the keys to a newly-renovated, mortgage-free home to medically retired Army Staff Sgt. Rodolfo “Javier” Munoz on Wednesday, July 26 at 10 a.m. This event was especially notable as this was the tenth home donated jointly by U.S. Bank and Freedom Alliance, a charitable organization which provides support to injured service members and military families. The home is located at 5307 Coast Line Street in Baytown.

Munoz, 38, was born in Laredo, Texas and grew up in San Antonio. He was raised in a patriotic household, as his father served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. In 2000, Munoz enlisted in the Louisiana National Guard and trained as a human intelligence collector.

Wanting to be on active duty after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he re-enlisted as a Soldier to serve his country in a more meaningful way. Munoz completed training at Fort Sam Houston and became a combat medic. He has had three deployments from 2004-2012, serving in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. He has earned multiple awards including an Army Commendation Medal with Valor and a Combat Medic Badge. He medically retired from the U.S. Army in August 2015. Munoz is rated 90 percent disabled by the VA and suffers from nerve damage, post-traumatic stress and other combat-related…

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