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Veteran experiencing homelessness gets place to live with help of local organizations

Posted at 12:47 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 18:34:45-04

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A 71-year-old veteran who had been experiencing homelessness now has a place to live.

Volunteers from the Barracks Project and Maslows Army welcomed Vietnam veteran Brian Tucker into his home on Wednesday morning.

BACKGROUND: Covington nonprofit rehabbing home for veterans with nowhere to stay

Tucker will live at the Barracks Project house in Covington free of charge until he moves into his own apartment in October.

“We didn’t get this type of welcome when we came home in the early 70s,” Tucker said.

Felicia Huesman, president of the Barracks Project, said it’s been humbling to help Tucker settle into his new home.

“We have not stopped crying happy tears,” Huesman said.

Tucker also signed up to be a volunteer with the Barracks Project so he can help give back to fellow veterans.

“Now all my brothers and sisters, you know that are veterans, can experience this, maybe through me,” Tucker said.