RALEIGH, June 21, 2021 – Gold Star spouse Maggie Duskin and her family received the surprise of a lifetime: they will be the recipients of a new mortgage-free home thanks to PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program and Operation Coming Home.
Maggie Duskin lost her husband, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Duskin, when he was killed while serving in Afghanistan on October 23, 2012. CW2 Mike Duskin first enlisted as a forward observer in the U.S. Army in 1993. Duskin was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
“Mike Duskin is a hero who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We are incredibly proud to honor him by supporting his family with what we do best—building homes,” said Mikkel Thompson, Vice President of Construction Operations at PulteGroup’s Raleigh division. “While we have awarded several homes to veterans over the last eight years, this will be our first for a Gold Star family recipient. We cannot wait to create a dream home for Maggie and her family.”
A mother of 3, Maggie and her 19-year-old daughter Lexie will live at the home in Pulte’s Rutherford community in Fuquay-Varina, just outside of downtown Raleigh. Following in their father’s footsteps, her older sons Nathan and Jacob are currently serving in the Army. Nathan is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and is currently a Staff Sergeant (E6), about to make Sergeant First Class (E7). Jacob is currently a Sergeant (E5), promotable to Staff Sergeant (E6), with the First Ranger Battalion in Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia.
Launched in 2013, the Built to Honor program has provided more than 60 homes to deserving veterans and their families. This year, the program expects to award ten mortgage-free homes nationwide.
About Built to Honor®
PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program recognizes and thanks returning military personnel who have been injured during their term of service by providing mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families. Launched in 2013, the program has built and donated more than 60 homes across the country. Built to Honor works in partnership with nonprofit organizations to identify veteran candidates. For more information about Built to Honor, go to http://builttohonor.org. Follow Built to Honor on Twitter: @BuiltToHonor and Facebook.com/BuiltToHonor.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in more than 40 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, American West and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup’s purpose is building incredible places where people can live their dreams.
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