Meredith Iler, national chairman of Helping a Hero, speaks during a presentation of a newly remodeled home for retired Staff Sgt. Ryan Kelly and his wife, Helena. Seated from left are Bert Marshall, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Kelly and his wife, Roger Clemens, former professional baseball player, and retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnnie Yellock, veterans liaison for Helping a Hero.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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