Wounded veteran gets the keys to mortgage-free home

The News TribuneFebruary 3, 2014 

Marcos Garcia, a combat-wounded Army veteran, received a mortgage-free home in Federal Way on Monday.

PHOTO COURTESY OF WELLS FARGO

A combat-wounded Army veteran got the keys to a mortgage-free home in Federal Way Monday through a Wells Fargo military affairs program.

Former Army Spc. Marcos Garcia told the company “I love to cook and I can’t wait to start cooking in this kitchen with all new appliances!”

Wells Fargo created the program in 2012. Last year, it donated 86 properties to veterans through the nonprofit Military Warriors Support Foundation.

Garcia grew up in Kissimme, Fla. and served four years in the Army. He was wounded in a mortar attack in Iraq in April 2007 and later received a medical retirement out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He’s pursuing a degree from ITT Tech, Wells Fargo said.

 

"We hope Marcos will enjoy his new home and that it contributes to improving his quality of life after all he has done for our country," said Jonathan Taylor, regional sales manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. 

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