DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A military family's journey to a new home is officially underway.
Ground was broken Thursday on the future home for U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Josh Ferguson and his family.
The Fergusons learned they were receiving a mortgage-free home last year during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry by country star Craig Morgan.
The home will be located in Dickson County and will be custom-built.
The groundbreaking was held by Operation FINALLY HOME along with Building Solutions by Spann, LLC and the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee.
“Josh is a true American hero – and now a friend, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to provide such a deserving family a new place to call home,” said Mitzi Spann, Owner of Building Solutions by Spann, LLC.
Sgt. Ferguson was injured serving our country in Iraq when his vehicle was hit with an IED. He has been awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, GWOT Service Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal along with other awards.
Sgt. Ferguson is married with three children. They enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and hiking.
“We continue to to humbled by those who selflessly serve to protect our country,” said Rusty Carroll, Operation FINALLY HOME Executive Director. “We’re honored to provide a small thank you to the Ferguson family for their sacrifice.”
The home is expected to be completed by September.