Free home given to veteran

By Freeman Staff

June 13, 2017

Army Specialist Philip Olson speaks during a ceremony Saturday when a free home was given to him and his family.
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WAUKESHA - A free home in the Dunbar Oaks subdivision was presented to Army Specialist Philip Olson and his family Saturday morning.

The family received a police escort to their new home at 512 Dunbar Ave. where there was a ceremony and a ribbon-cutting before they officially saw their new home for the first time.


Community members gathered Saturday for a home dedication for Army Specialist Philip Olson on Dunbar Avenue.
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Olson had to medically retire from the military after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds and suffering from an IED blast. Olson was awarded numerous medals such as the Good Conduct Medal, achievement medals, Army commendations, NATO medals, and many more. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

The home was made possible by Belman Homes and nonprofit Operation Finally Home and was built during the past year with the help and donations of many southeast Wisconsin suppliers and trade contractors.