Iraq veteran receives $70,000 surprise

By Brett Gillin

Master Sergeant Jacinto Bernardo and his wife Julie Bernardo bought a house back in January of this year. The house would be a work in progress, the couple conceded, but it was in their price range, so they decided that when Master Sergeant Bernardo retired, this would be where they laid down their roots, knowing that plenty of TLC and remodeling would occur in the coming years and months. Never did the couple expect what came earlier this week.

Earlier this week, the Bernardo family was taking a leisurely limo ride from the airport to their new home in Suisun city. Jacinto was joined by his wife Julie and their two daughters, Janine and Jessica. As they approached the house, signs that something was afoot began popping up.

Along Highway 12 in Solano County, the family noticed lines of American flags lining the street. What really made the Jacinto stand up and take notice was what he saw when he and his family pulled up to the house. As The Times Herald Online reports, Jacinto saw that the paint, which was once old, cracked, and peeling off from the front of the house, had been replaced with a fresh coat, and his front yard showed a neatly landscaped façade. Adorning the garage was an American flag and a sign that read “Homecoming Heroes.”

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  • Michael Swaney

    Michael is an Army veteran and the Director of Content for Bright Mountain Media LLC

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