Veteran who used his body to shield fellow soldier, receives free home in Wake County

Veteran Tommy Rieman receives free home 06/13/19 (Photo: WTVD)

FUQUAY-VARINA, NC (WTVD) — A decorated U.S. soldier got the keys to his brand new Wake County home Thursday.

“Man I don’t know…it’s so much, but I am extremely grateful,” U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Tommy Rieman said.

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Rieman was shot twice in Iraq while using his body to shield a fellow soldier. He received a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his service.

“Your story is a reminder that as a nation we have a moral obligation to help those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms,” North Carolina Rep. Sydney batch (D-Wake County) said.

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