RIVERVIEW — Army veteran Staff Sgt. Mario Pinilla received the keys to a new 2,162-square-foot home in Riverview on Friday from PulteGroup, which donated the Centex home as part of its national Build to Honor program that will donate more than 20 homes to veterans in 2014.
As part of the program, local contractors with Centex Homes built and donated the new home, which came fully furnished, stocked with food and home supplies, and is mortgage-free.
Pinilla joined the U.S. Army after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and joined the Special Forces in 2005. He has served in Afghanistan, Colombia, England and Mexico, and has received two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars.