Injured veterans get new vacation home - KOTA Territory News

Injured veterans get new vacation home

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Operation Black Hills Cabin offers up a vacation home for wounded veterans free of charge. 

The new home bound for Custer had a long journey from Springfield, SD. It arrived earlier this afternoon.

The inspiration came about after OBHC founders Pat and Jeff Baird watched an interview with a national guard member who had been wounded by a roadside bomb.

Transported by a big rig, this three bedroom, two bath, 12–hundred square foot home was built over the winter. It was finished just a few days ago, before beginning its two day, 375 mile journey from Springfield.

High winds did postpone the arrival, and rocks and other debris made it difficult to move the home up to its final stop. Workers did  manage to get the cabin in position.

Organizers say the hassle is nothing compared to the sacrifices made by the injured men and women who this project was created for.    

"The veterans coming back from oversees need a lot of help," said Korean War veteran Jim Hattervig.  

"It's something that's going to really pay back to some people that have earned the privilege of being a veteran," added Custer Mayor, Gary Lipp.      

The cabin is available for booking at least six months out of the year. Operation Black Hills Cabin is taking applications now.

Visit www.operationblackhillscabin.org for more information to apply.

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