Honored for his service
By Brian Bowden

Military veteran Michael McKinney has always wanted to provide a better life for his mother, brother and himself. It’s one of the reasons he joined the military back in 2009. Although the 29-year-old Army food service specialist, originally from the Augusta area, medically retired from the military on March 18 of this year after he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, he still wanted to continue to improve his family’s life.
Now, thanks to Operation Homefront and Bank of America, McKinney will once again be able to provide security for his family as the veteran received a mortgage-free home in Thomson on Friday afternoon. “Words can’t even describe how appreciative we are right now to just have the opportunity to be in our own home and grow as a family and not worry about the stress,” said McKinney. “It’s stability now.”
Before the upgrade, McKinney and his two other family members were living in a one bedroom apartment rental in Augusta. That is no longer the case. “I thank God. This is one of my blessings,” said McKinney. “It’s awesome to know that you have somewhere to call your home, especially where I come from.”

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