Injured vet gets new home on Valentine’s Day

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque soldier who risked his life for our country got an amazing surprise this Valentine’s Day – a brand new home.

“It’s awesome that we have such an amazing community and people out there who care about us. Thank you, this is awesome,” said Louise Lugo, the wife of Army Sgt. Luis Lugo who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and was injured in 2010 by an improvised explosive device.

His leg was amputated and he had to learn a new way of life. Now the Lugos are starting over.

They learned a few months ago they would be getting a new home in Mesa Del Sol, but they didn’t know it would also be fully furnished.

“This is amazing. Dreams come true really,” Luis said. “We are finally home now.”

Countless vendors and contractors gave their time to Operation Finally Home, which is working to build homes for as many wounded vets as possible.

Pulte Homes is building 20 of them. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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