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U.S. Army Specialist Clifford (Cliff) Betcher was raised in Denton, Texas, and graduated from Justin High School. After starting college at the University of North Texas in Denton, he realized he had another purpose and chose to serve his country. He answered that call and joined the Texas Army National Guard in 2005 as an Armor Crewman, serving for seven years. In 2006, he was deployed to Iraq where he served a 15-month tour of duty.
As a team leader, driver and gunner, he saw and encountered fighting on a daily basis. Six months into his deployment, his convoy was attacked while out on mission. A rocket-propelled grenade hit his Humvee, killing one of his fellow soldiers. Betcher sustained a traumatic brain injury from the force of the blast and PTSD soon followed. He received the Combat Action Badge, Army Commendation Medal along with several other commendations for his service.
Betcher met his wife, Wynne, while they were both attending University of North Texas, and they married in 2008. While PTSD prevents Betcher from working, he’s committed to giving back to fellow veterans in need and volunteers his time at the VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. Betcher, Wynne and their 7-year-old son have dreamed of a home to call their own in the Houston area.
Operation FINALLY HOME, the Houston Texans, Beazer Homes and The Howard Hughes Corporation are honored to make those dreams a reality with a custom-built, mortgage-free home in Bridgeland located in Cypress, TX, in 2017.