Thursday, August 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Gallina, Executive Director of nonprofit Purple Heart Homes and Co-Author of Wounded Homecoming: The Uphill Journey of Wounded Veterans from Battlefield to Homefront, will be speaking and signing books on Thursday, August 30th at the Iredell County Public Library.
Born, raised, and residing in Statesville, North Carolina, John Gallina made his first career move by joining the National Guard, then later becoming a General Contractor. He was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, where he sustained combat-related injuries. Once he returned to civilian life, John refocused his career back to the construction industry before co-founding Purple Heart Homes in 2008, a nationally recognized 501(c)3 public charity. John is also a member of Rotary International, a recipient of the Stonewall Jackson award, Daughters of the American Revolution National Medal of Honor, and Carolina Freedom Foundation award.
About Wounded Homecoming: The Uphill Journey of Wounded Veterans from Battlefield to Homefront:
The book delves into the background of both Purple Heart Homes co-founders while showcasing the stories of disabled veterans from different conflicts. The juxtaposition of similarities and differences from the over 3.4 million injured service members who live in the United States casts a new light on what it means to exist as a disabled veteran.