Secretary of Defense Gates To Visit Houston

United States Secretary of  Defense Robert Gates will visit Houston on Monday, August  31st, to participate in a program designed to help wounded war heroes.

Secretary Gates will join with former Houston Astros  star Craig Biggio, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and others,  in presenting the keys to a new home to retired United States Marine Captain Daniel Moran.

Captain Moran, a Purple Heart recipient, was wounded in action during his second tour of duty in Iraq.

After spending 2 1/2 years in a burn unit, and enduring thirty-one surgeries, the husband and father of  two young children requires special care and living arrangements to continue on the road to recovery.

Captain Moran’s new home will be located in the master planned community of  BRIDGELAND, which is  located in Northwest Houston and developed by Perry Homes.

The home presentation is part of a program called HelpingaHero.Org.

Meredith Iler, National Chair  of  HelpingaHero.Org  describes  Captain Moran as a man of  integrity and honor. “Captain Moran is an American patriot who loves this country so deeply. We are honored to give back to someone who served so valiantly  and continues to reach out to other  wounded heroes and assist them in their journey to recovery,” says  Iler.

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