More than 25 local veterans are getting their homes remodeled by Home Depot as part of a thanks for their service.
One of them, 81-year-old Rudolf Green, joined the Army at 19. He served for 39 years, including in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Green says he never saw anything like a home makeover coming his way.
“I can’t have the luck other people have I see on the TV, ‘oh that can’t happen to me’ and it happened to me so I have faith,” said Green.
During his service, Green suffered nerve damage to his wrists and now relies on cables to relay information from his brain so he can use his hands.
He is one of 28 veterans around St. Louis to have their homes remodeled.