Marine Corps veteran's Montgomery County home gets complete makeover thanks to platoon of volunteers

John McDevitt
November 30, 2018 - 4:15 pm
Joshua Culbreath

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An 86-year-old Marine Corps veteran and Olympic medalist is getting some help from a platoon of volunteers so he can continue to live in his Montgomery County home. 

Joshua Culbreath’s North Whales home is getting a full makeover from the foundation to the roof. His large yard is getting spruced up too.

John Notte of Warrior Heart, an organization that helps vets, spearheaded the effort. 

"The windows and some of the other stuff are going to have to wait until spring, but it's on going and we are going to get it all finished," Notte said, "but we are doing as people can because we are all chipping in and we are all volunteering."

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Home Depot, Habitat MontDelco and many others joined in.

Mr. Culbreath says he feels blessed.

"I will be able to live in the house that is free of mold and everything else," he said. "Other than this, I would be almost homeless right now, because I would have no place to go."

Culbreath served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1950's and won a bronze medal in 400 meter hurdles while on active duty. He was also a teacher and taught mentally challenged kids.

"I believed in them," he said.

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