Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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2022 Dale Beatty Memorial 5K


It was supposed to be a routine patrol for John Gallina and the late Dale Beatty. However, their lives changed forever on November 15, 2004. Their Humvee hit an anti-tank land mine, causing the Humvee to launch 50 feet into the air. John suffered a traumatic brain injury, while Dale lost both of his legs from below the knee. 

When they returned to their community, they received a warm welcome and grateful appreciation for their service. With the community came together to build Dale and his family a handicap accessible home, the battle buddies decided to "Pay It Foward" to other Veterans like themselves. In 2008, Purple Heart Homes, a 501(c)3 public charity, was born.

Purple Heart Homes is dedicated to providing housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans that is substantial in function, design, and quality fit to welcome home the fighting men and women of America.

Sadly, in 2018, Dale passed away due medical complications. However, his legacy continues. Join PHH at the annual Dale Beatty Memorial 5K to honor his memory.