DICKSON, Tenn. — The Tennessee widow and son of a Marine killed in Afghanistan received a new home in Dickson this week.
According to a news release from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot while on patrol in Afghanistan in February 2011. Crissie Carpenter gave birth to their son Landon just four weeks later.
Since then, the mother and son, now 8 years old, have moved between rented apartments.
On Wednesday, they were given the keys to their new home during a ceremony featuring music and flags.
The foundation is named after a fallen 9/11 firefighter and honors military and first responders who have died in the line of duty. Its Gold Star Family Home Program provides mortgage-free homes to surviving spouses with young children.