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The Ferris Family

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Weatherford, Texas

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After attending a few college courses, U.S. Army Specialist Charlotte Ferris felt called to join the Army serving as a Motor Transport Officer.

Charlotte began her service at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, before being deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. While on a mission in Mosul, Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated beneath the armored five-ton truck she was driving rupturing her ear drum. After the blast, Charlotte searched for her crew, which all survived, before discovering her ankle was broken. She was medically evacuated and underwent surgery.

After giving birth to her second daughter, she was recalled to active duty, but was deemed medically unfit due to her ankle injury and ruptured ear drum.

Due to the IED explosion, Charlotte suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), post-concussive headaches, left ankle fracture, tinnitus, and more. For her service, Charlotte received numerous awards including a Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and more.

Charlotte currently lives in White Settlement, Texas, with her four children. Together, they enjoy spending time with their extended family, playing musical instruments and having tea parties.

Operation FINALLY HOME along with McBee Homes, Heritage Real Estate and sponsor Roger Williams Auto Mall are thrilled to provide Charlotte and her family with a custom-built, mortgage-free home in Weatherford, Texas.

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