We were excited to join Wells Fargo, once again, to award a mortgage-free home to U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Bradley Passehl at a recent Philadelphia Soul game. The home was given as part of our Homes on the Homefront program.
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Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Bradley Passehl wanted to make a difference in the world and do something that would provide financial security for his family. He also wanted to do something that was respectable. His twin sisters were Sergeants serving in the Marines. Bradley was motivated by their commitment. He joined the Marines in 2010 in Collegeville.
As a motor transport mechanic, Bradley repaired and maintained all vehicles in his commanding squadron which were used for training exercises and field operations. Bradley served for three years before he was medically retired with an honorable discharge in 2013.
Bradley and his wife have a two-year-old son. Prior to being awarded the home, Bradley and his family were living with his dad. Bradley is disabled and, at the time, he was not making enough income for the family to afford their own place. He applied for a home through the Homes on the Homefront program after he did some research online.
Thanks to Operation Homefront and Wells Fargo, Bradley received a mortgage-free home in Pennsylvania, close to his family. Bradley’s future plans are to build a relationship with his immediate family and continue to spend as much time as possible with them. His family is very happy, and he also looks forward to studying for his new career and he anticipates graduating in December.
“Receiving a home is everything to my family,” said Bradley. “It is a game changer and we owe everything to Operation Homefront and Wells Fargo.”
“It has given me more confidence and meaning in life,” added Bradley. “Thank you for everything you all do in changing people’s lives and making a difference for veterans.”