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Posted on: January 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] La Marque Community Invited to Home Dedication for Wounded Veteran Matthew Uran Friday (January 25)

Uran Ground Breaking photo

PHOTO, VIDEO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE ONSITE. Operation FINALLY HOME along with Lennar, City of La Marque, Greater Houston Builders Association and Friendswood Development teamed to build a mortgage-free home for this American Hero .

La Marque, Texas. (January 23, 2019) – U.S. Army CW3 Matthew Uran and his family will join representatives from Operation FINALLY HOME, Lennar, the nation’s leading homebuilder, City of La Marque, Greater Houston Builders Association and Friendswood Development, Friday (January 25) at 10 a.m. to celebrate the dedication of their new mortgage-free home. It is the 154th home dedication for deserving veterans through Operation FINALLY HOME.

The La Marque community is encouraged to attend to welcome Matthew and his family to their new home. The special dedication ceremony will include comments from honored guests and the Uran family. Following the ribbon cutting, Matthew and his wife, Jennifer, will receive the keys and see their completed home for the first time.

The Uran family was surprised with the news they were receiving a mortgage-free home in Delany Cove during a special groundbreaking ceremony August 8 last year. The community wrote “Notes of Love” on the studs of their home October 19 before they were wrapped in dry wall. The Uran family will now feel the love of the community each time they walk into their new home.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2019
Arrive by 9:45 a.m. 

WHERE: Delany Cove, 745 Oakmist Cove Lane, La Marque, TX
For GPS Directions, enter 430 Havenstone Lane, La Marque, TX and follow signs to the home.

WHO: U.S. Army CW3 Matthew Uran and his wife, Jennifer
Operation FINALLY HOME representative
Lennar Homes representatives
City of La Marque representative
Greater Houston Builders Association representative
Friendswood Development Representatives

U.S. Army CW3 Matthew Uran humbly served his country for more than 13 years before he was honorably discharged in 2007.

Matthew was inspired to join the Military after visiting his cousin in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He enlisted, quickly excelled at his work and was promoted twice before being accepted to the Warrant Officer Flight Program after just four years of service.

In January of 2005, Matthew and his buddy set out to practice team tactics. While at 400-feet in the air at a speed of 150 mph, Matthew experienced a visual illusion, similar to a mirage. A fellow pilot died in the crash and Matthew was critically injured. He suffered a severe TBI, which will never improve, his back was fractured as was his pelvis. His open skull fracture led to brain hemorrhage. In addition, he suffered from amnesia for seven months due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and still has little memory of the accident.

Matthew still lives with TBI among several other conditions such as weakness on the right side of his body, headaches and difficulty breathing. He uses Legos® to help regain some of his fine motor skills and also enjoys riding horses with his wife, Jennifer.

He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and several others.

About Operation FINALLY HOME | Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide homes and home modifications to America’s military Heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these Heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home. For more information about Operation FINALLY HOME, visit, follow @OpFINALLYHOME on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

About Lennar | Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's leading builders of quality homes for all generations. The Company builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company's homes and others. Lennar's Rialto segment is a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar's Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. For more information, visit

About City of La Marque | La Marque, Texas, is strategically positioned 15 miles southeast of Houston and serves as a southern anchor for the economically strong Houston-Galveston region. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at 

About Greater Houston Builders Association | The Greater Houston Builders Association, chartered in 1941, is a trade organization whose members are involved in the development, homebuilding and remodeling industries in 11 counties in the Houston area.  The association currently has over 1700 member companies, is the 4th largest builders association in the country and the largest in Texas. GHBA is the voice of Houston’s residential construction industry, serving their members and the community through education and advocating professionalism and quality housing.  The association also interacts with the government, community and general public to enhance the business climate for its members and to provide quality obtainable housing to the community it serves. The association is also active in community outreach and charitable events.

About Friendswood Development | For more than 54 years, Friendswood Development Company has been creating and perfecting the concept of the master-planned community. Today, Friendswood Development Company offers communities spanning from the north to the south areas of the Houston market, with prices ranging from the high $100,000s to more than $1 million. Our 34 active locations across Greater Houston feature highly-acclaimed schools, surrounding conveniences and easy access to major roadways. Although each location offers a different look and feel of its own, they share in their outstanding master plan created for residents today and generations to come.



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