PHOTO GALLERY: Marine, longtime Odessan gifted a new home

Operation FINALLY HOME along with local builder Silver Leaf Homes partnered to surprise U.S. Marine Cpl. Ray Lopez and his daughters with news they are receiving a new mortgage-free home. Lopez served three tours in Iraq and received two Purple Heart medals. Lopez has a 100 percent disabled veteran rating. Lopez said he was motivated to join the U.S. Marines after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.