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Southstar Communities Applauds CNN Top 10 Hero Dan Wallrath

dan-wallrathWe are happy to congratulate Dan Wallrath, founder of Operation FINALLY HOME, for being recognized as a CNN Top 10 Hero of the Year. We are proud to work with Operation FINALLY HOME to provide a total of six lots throughout Texas to honor veterans and their families.

Dan Wallrath founded Operation FINALLY HOME in 2005 and over the past few years he has helped to provide nearly a dozen injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' mortgage-free homes. Operation FINALLY HOME has 10 more custom homes planned or under construction.

"We are honored to work alongside Dan and his Operation FINALLY HOME team," said Dan Koscher, president and CEO of Southstar Communities. "We are pleased to see Dan recognized for his commitment to helping our soldiers and their families who have made the greatest sacrifice."

On Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., Dan Wallrath and Operation FINALLY HOME will be at our community The Bridges at Preston Crossings in Gunter, Texas to break ground on two homes for war heroes Sergeant First Class Alan Hornaday and his wife Sheila, of Fordyce, Arkansas, as well as Sergeant Levi Wilson and his wife, Katie, of Fort Worth, Texas. Sergeant First Class Hornaday is a veteran of the U.S. Army who sustained injuries in Baghdad in 2004 and Sergeant Wilson is a U.S. Army veteran who was also injured in Iraq in early 2008.

To vote for Wallrath to win 2010 CNN Hero of the Year visit: Voting begins Thursday, September 23, 2010 and continues until Thursday, November 18, 2010 (6 am ET).

Businesses and donors interested in contributing to Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME can visit or