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Vets thanked with free home repairs

Published: Monday, 23 October 2017 22:19

Courtesy of Dennis Buden
House of Heroes Connecticut volunteers paint the porch of Marine Corps veteran Walter Radziszewski’s New Britain home Saturday.
Courtesy of Dennis Buden House of Heroes Connecticut volunteers paint the porch of Marine Corps veteran Walter Radziszewski’s New Britain home Saturday.

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - Two veterans, in New Britain and Waterbury, were visited by a team of volunteers Saturday for home repairs.

House of Heroes Connecticut, joined by more than a dozen volunteers from PCX Aerostructures of Newington, provided free home repairs to the vets to thank them for their service to the their country.

Marine Corps veteran Walter Radziszewski of New Britain served from 1982 to 1984 and was part of the U.S. peacekeeping contingent in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 23, 1983, when terrorist bombs killed 241 U.S. troops, including 220 Marines.

The volunteer team stained Radziszewski’s deck, cleaned his property and pressure-washed his Victoria Road home.

Air Force veteran Betsy Tymosko of Waterbury also received home repairs. She served from 1990 to 1993 and had a variety of overseas assignments, including a stint in the Persian Gulf.

House of Heroes is a national service organization that provides no-cost home repairs to military and public safety veterans - and their spouses - who are disabled, living on a fixed income, or facing other physical or financial challenges.

Since the chapter’s founding in 2012, House of Heroes Connecticut has helped 90 veterans and spouses.

Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at sfrazer@centralctcommunications.com.