WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Lance Corporal Ronald Freeman served in the U.S. Marine Corp and died in the line of duty April 28, 2011 while saving his infantry team from an Improvised Explosive Device.
Freeman died on his daughter Katelyn's 1st birthday and only 10 days after the birth of his son Doug, according to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Now, 12 years later, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is giving Freeman's family a mortgage-free home in Warner Robins.
In a press release from the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the organization is helping 30 Gold Star families and the families of fallen first responders across the U.S. this Memorial Day by giving them mortgage free homes or paying off their mortgages.
“To all of the families who know the true meaning of Memorial Day, I thank you for your service and sacrifice," Tunnel to Towers CEO Frank Siller said in the press release. "We know that no service member serves alone. It is our honor to support these families who have sacrificed so much so we can all enjoy the freedoms America has to offer.”
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation gives these mortgage-free homes to the families of fallen service members and first responders with a military backgrounds who leave behind young children.
The organization invites people to go to the website T2T.org to learn more about the work they do and consider donating to help make this work possible.
According to his obituary, Freeman died when he was only 25 years old. A long-time Plant City, Florida, resident, Freeman had was serving in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
He was survived by his wife, Katie, and his children Katelyn and Doug.
Gold Star family receives home in Warner Robins