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New Home for a Veteran

A local veteran and his family now have a new home, mortgage free. On Tuesday, Wells Fargo Bank and a non-profit called Operation Homefront gave Robert and Darlene Williams the keys to their new home in Bettendorf. 

Spokeswoman AmiLee Santos says Operation Homefront is based in San Antonio, and provides a range of services to veterans. And since it was founded 3 years ago, it's helped more than 450 find homes.
It looks for financial stability, the need for a home, and connection to the area. And she says the Williams are a "perfect fit" for this program.


In 2012 Wells Fargo committed 35 million dollars to help veterans find housing, and since then has donated nearly 200 homes - to Operation Homefront and the Military Warriors Support Foundation. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.