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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Home Dedication Planned for Wounded American Hero Jan 25 in La Marque

Uran Family Home Dedication Invitation

Citizens of La Marque and friends from across Galveston County are invited to attend. Enter 430 Havenstone Lane on GPS and follow the signs. Arrive by 9:45 a.m.

Operation FINALLY HOME along with City of La Marque, Lennar, Friendswood Development Company and Greater Houston Builders Association, surprised U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Uran and his wife, Jennifer, with the news they are receiving a custom-built, mortgage-free home in the Delany Cove community on Friday, August 10, 2018. Construction is nearing completion and a patriotic dedication and ribbon cutting celebration has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019. All citizens of La Marque and friends from across Galveston County are invited to join us as we welcome this American Hero home to our city. Enter 430 Havenstone Lane on GPS and follow the signs. Arrive by 9:45 a.m.

U.S. Army CW3 Matthew Uran humbly served his country for more than 13 years before he was honorably discharged in 2007. Matthew was inspired to join the military after visiting his cousin in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He enlisted, quickly excelled at his work and was promoted twice before being accepted to the Warrant Officer Flight Program after just four years of service. Warrant Officers make up the technical foundation of the U.S. Army. Throughout their careers, they specialize in a technical area like intelligence, aviation, or military police. Although they make up less than three percent of total Army strength, Warrant Officers have a great job responsibility that includes training Soldiers, organizing and advising on missions, and advancing within their career specialties.

In January of 2005, Matthew was critically injured in a helicopter crash. He suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which will never improve, his back and pelvis were fractured. He suffered from amnesia for seven months due to TBI and still has little memory of the accident. Matthew still lives with TBI among several other conditions such as weakness on the right side of his body, headaches and difficulty breathing. He uses LEGO® activities to help regain some of his fine motor skills and also enjoys riding horses with Jennifer. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and several others.

Operation FINALLY HOME provides mortgage-free homes to service members and their families who have become wounded, ill, or injured as a result of their service in the defense of our country. Get updates at cityoflamarque.org, on city social media profiles or by registering for Community News Flash notifications at news.cityoflamarque.org.

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