SAN ANTONIO-- The American dream of owning a new home seemed so far out of reach for retired U.S. Army Sgt. Mathew Sheffel and his five children, but Bank of America and Operation Homefront made it possible.
Sheffel was given the keys to his new four-bedroom home in northwest San Antonio. His fifth-grade daughter and 6-year-old quadruplets were also surprised with a garage full of household items and school supplies.
"It feels great because I love the house, because we get new stuff and our dad doesn't have to buy supplies for us for school," said quadruplet Landon Sheffel.
Mathew Sheffel was injured while serving in Iraq. In 2007, he was deployed for 15 months. That's when he suffered a traumatic brain injury and memory loss in the combat zone. Sheffel served a total of 12 years in the U.S. military, eight years in the Marine Corps. and 4 years in the Army.
Sheffel was medically discharged from the Army in 2010.
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