Wounded Fort Pierce vet gets free home from Realtorsby Dara Kam | April 10th, 2013
Florida Realtors, in the Capitol today for their annual lobbying day, announced the gift of a Port St. Lucie, three-bedroom home to retired Sgt. Michael Burke, a wounded Fort Pierce veteran. The gift was a partnership of the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Chase Bank.
Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, introduced Burke, his wife Nichole and their children Layla and Bryce, as they looked on from the public gallery during the afternoon floor session.
Burke, wounded in Iraq and retired from the Army for medical reasons, said he and his family found out about the free home late last year and are moving in “as soon as we can.”