Kid Rock surprises Mount Clemens soldier, wife with new home

Kid Rock enters a Pulte Homes model home before surprising severely-injured soldier Sgt. Davin Dumar and his wife, Dana, with a new home in Macomb Township through Operation Finally Home, Saturday evening, August 18, 2012. (Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)

From The Detroit News:

Macomb Township — Army Sgt. Davin Dumar gave a lot to his country and people like Kid Rock wanted to thank him.

On Saturday in Macomb Township, Kid Rock joined Dan Wallrath, founder of Operation Finally Home, and representatives of the Pulte Group to present Dumar and his wife Dana, with a free new home.

Rock and members of the Dumar family waited inside a Pulte Homes model home to surprise the young Mount Clemens couple.

As they waited quietly for the couple to enter, Rock joked, “Don’t anybody screw this up and say happy birthday.”

Dumar and his wife were shocked to see Rock, their family and the media waiting in the living room of the model home. As the couple entered, the crowd listened quietly as just before entering the Dumars told the Pulte Homes representative they liked the location because it was close to family. They are going to be starting a family soon and would be needing babysitters, the couple said.

When they entered the living room Rock and others clapped.

Rock told Dumar they were chosen to receive a new home built especially for them.

“We are all grateful for your service to our country,” said Rock.

“I wasn’t expecting this,” said Dumar and his wife, who cried tears of joy.

Dumar, who lost a leg and injured his arm while serving in Afghanistan last year, was selected by the Texas-based nonprofit Operation Finally Home, which has been building homes for soldiers wounded in war for seven years. Wallrath met Rock, who convinced him to come to Michigan.

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