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