NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World, Inc.®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, sponsored a mission through the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to bring injured Army SSG Oliver Hughes and his family from San Antonio, Texas to Asheville, North Carolina. Hughes has been recovering at the Center for the Intrepid on Fort Sam Houston after he was injured in Afghanistan. He arrived on Saturday, March 9 with his wife and three children. They will be traveling to Hendersonville, North Carolina to visit their extended family and participate in a veteran's rehabilitation fishing tournament hosted by Heroes on the Water. The family will return to San Antonio on March 17 via VAC.
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Hughes, 37, was injured on April 11, 2011 when an IED detonated. As a result, he lost his left leg and his right leg was severely injured. Since then he has been in the long and painful process of recovering the use of his right leg.
Window World's Chief Pilot, Johnny Johnston, flew the recent mission. "As a retired Army and Vietnam veteran, the Veteran's Airlift Command is very near and dear to my heart. Reuniting SSG Hughes and his family in my hometown makes this mission especially rewarding."
The VAC is a non-profit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. To date, Window World has supported more than 35 missions for the VAC, logging 158.4 hours of flight time covering more than 71,000 miles.
Window World, Inc.®:
Window World, Inc.®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window company with stores and offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company consistently delivers value to homeowners by combining quality windows, siding and doors with excellent service at low prices. Window World sells and installs more than one million residential replacement windows annually and its products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval five years in a row. For more information, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
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Veterans Airlift Command:
The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) facilitates free private air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. All flights are made available through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. To learn more about the VAC, visit www.veteransairlift.org.
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