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U.S. Army Captain John Arroyo served his country valiantly for more than 20 years.
John’s service began at just 20- years old when he enlisted as a soldier who’s first assignment was in Fort Bragg, N.C, 82nd Airborne Division. A few years later, he knew he wanted the military to be his career. He became an Army Green Beret in 2004 as part of the 3rd special forces group during the Global War on Terrorism. John was deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq
In 2013, John transitioned from an enlisted soldier to a commissioned officer assigned to Fort Hood, Texas. While stationed at Fort Hood, John heard gunshots on base. Before he could react, he was shot in his throat during what became the second mass shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Though John had a long road to recovery, he remained active in the military until 2018. He suffers from residual nerve damage and paralysis of his right arm from his gunshot wound as well as issues with his knees and feet from serving in the military for 20 years.
Following his honorable discharge in November 2018, John and his wife, Angel, moved to Fort Worth, Texas, to work with the Dave Roever Foundation which provides resiliency coaching and retreats for active duty, veterans, first responders and anyone who has experienced trauma. Together, they enjoy time with their children, grandchildren and dogs while participating in the ministry, gardening, fitness and visiting the beach.
Operation FINALLY along with Lennar are honored to provide the Arroyo family with a custom-built, mortgage-free home in Burleson, Texas.