LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A combat veteran will now have a place to call home in Lebanon County. James Fizer and his family got the keys to their new, mortgage-free, two-story home Thursday morning.

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“After the things we’ve been through in my own trials and everything my wife, and our family as a whole this has just been an opportunity to give us a new chapter,” Fizer said.

Fizer is a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal. He joined the military in 2002, following in the footsteps of his father.

“He’s got a big yard for the dog he’s got his children so it’s a great day for Lebanon County it’s a great day for our country,” said State Representative Dan Meuser (R), 9th District.

Fizer says he has been through some hard times and receiving this home leaves him almost speechless. “This is an opportunity to give us a new chapter,” Fizer said. “It’s been really emotional.”

It was a community effort from Wells Fargo to the Home for Wounded Heroes Program to receive this mortgage-free two-story home.

“I am speechless I really am honestly and the process and everybody involved if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here I am forever grateful and thankful,” Frizer said.