Hero Home Honors Fallen Soldier

Corey Schmidt, Lanny Caldwell, Amy Dozier and David Schmidt / Photo Credit: Cary Magazine

In 2008, US Army Staff Sergeant Johnathan Dozier made the ultimate sacrifice while deployed in combat operations in Iraq. In his honor, ExperienceOne Homes joined the Dozier family and the US Veterans Corp of Cary, NC on August 22 for a “Raise the Roof” ceremony at a homesite in the Sweetwater community. Amy Dozier and her daughter Emma will receive the new Hero Home #20 in memory of their late husband and father at no cost.

The effort is part of the nonprofit Operation Coming Home Foundation’s mission to provide houses for families of severely wounded veterans. The foundation, established in 2007, is a partnership between the Triangle Veterans Association and members of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County. Nearly all materials are donated by builders, vendors and community members. The Doziers’ home is only the second that has honored a fallen soldier.

Amy Dozier caught the attention of Operation Coming Home with her dedication to serving the veteran community. After her husband’s death, she has been actively mentoring war widows and advocating for Gold Star and veteran families. The organization decided that donating a Hero Home to Amy and her daughter would support her efforts to help other grieving families. It would also continue the story Amy began, one of turning tragedy into something beautiful.

ExperienceOne Homes will join Operation Coming Home members at Hero Home #20 on Veterans Day – November 11, 2019 – to hand the Dozier family the keys to their new Sweetwater home. You can learn more about the Dozier family in the recent profile in Cary Magazine.